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Archive for January, 2015

First Farmers’ Forum at the Grange!

Join us at the Grange Hall for a roundtable discussion about the state of farming on Bainbridge.  On Tuesday, February 10, at 7pm,  local farmers, Brian MacWhorter, Betsy Wittick, Max Sassenfeld, Ryan Montella, and others will share their experiences  farming on Bainbridge, and talk about the opportunities, obstacles, and the future of farming here.  Everyone will be invited to ask questions and share ideas.   Friends of the Farms is co-sponsoring this lively event, and the Grange is serving pie!

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UnknownOn Thursday, January 15, at 6:30 p.m, Darren Murphy discusses collecting and preparing fruit cuttings for grafting and propagation (including apples, pears, plum, cherries, and peaches…as well as figs, grapes, red/black currants, and gooseberries). There will be some grafting tools and branches for us to practice on, and examples.

This is a monthly club meeting open to the public on growing and maintaining fruit trees and vegetable gardens in the Pacific Northwest.  Bainbridge Island Fruit Club (https://bifruitclub.wordpress.com ) is a chapter of the Western Cascade Fruit Society.

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Please join us upstairs at the Grange on Tuesday, January 13, at 7pm, as we kick off the first of our monthly centennial events in 2015.  Our guest speaker, Holly Taylor, will talk about her recent research on the history and preservation of Washington’s grange halls.  Holly’s presentation will examine the Progressive-era history of the Grange and explore preservation issues related to Grange rural and small-town community halls.  Holly Taylor is a historic preservation consultant and a University of Washington doctoral student.

  There will be social time, coffee, and pie following the talk!

Pie at the Grange!

Enjoy pie at the Grange!

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