Fruit Tree Project

Northeast Neighborhood Fruit Tree Project

During the harvest season do your fruit trees have more fruit than you can manage to use?

We are members of the Olympia Northeast Neighborhoods (NortheastBigelowBigelow HighlandsUpper Eastside, and Eastbay) organizing to increase local fruit sharing through making use of the abundance of fruit and nuts in our area.

Please contact us if you are interested in getting involved with our project and/or have a fruit tree you would like to include in the map and database.

We intend to:

  • Organize fruit harvesting parties
  • Offer fruit preservation workshops
  • Offer fruit tree care workshops
  • Create a neighborhood fruit and nut tree map and database
  • Have cider making parties and neighborhood potlucks
  • Host top bar beehive making parties and network on beekeeping
  • And create neighborhood food forests.

Our first interest meeting will be February 13 at 6:30 pm at Capital Vision Christian Church, 1775 Yew Ave NE.   Please join us!!!

Upcoming Events

February –  Tree pruning workshop

March – Fertile Mulching – Fruit trees grow better if they have minerals and adequate nutrition.  Black Lake Organic developed “Fertile Mulching” that is done in March – fruit trees will produce more and better fruit and be able to better withstand diseases. We put down Tree and Shrub minerals and “Witch’s Brew,” a mixture of apple cider vinegar, molasses, fish oil and seaweed. Then we sheet mulch around them with cardboard and wood chips. If you’re not eating your fruit because they have diseases, you’ll be amazed at the improvement!

 

CONTACT: edibleforestgardens@gmail.com or phone or text Pat Rasmussen 509-669-1549

 

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