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Oct
31
Sat
BRING’s Scary Fun Community Cider Pressing @ BRING Planet Improvement Center
Oct 31 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

BRING eventFrom BRING:

We hate waste. We absolutely hate it. And food waste is high up on the list of waste we hate. We have a scary good plan to stop some food waste this harvest season and benefit our watershed at the same time. 

We’ve joined up with our friends at WildCraft Cider Works to salvage the forgotten fruit in our own neighborhoods and backyards. On Saturday, October 31, BRING will host “The Scary Fun Community Cider Pressing,” the grand finale of WildCraft’s first ever Urban Orchard Apple Drive. 

Bring in the last apples, pears, and other urban fruits of the season to the Planet Improvement Center on Halloween between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. We’ll press some of the fruit into fresh cider for you on the spot.

WildCraft will use the rest of the fruit to handcraft an artisanal cider, slated for release this New Year’s Eve. In the spirit of community stewardship, WildCraft will donate 10% off all sales from Urban Orchard Cider made with fruit from the Community Apple Drive to the Long Tom Watershed Council, caretakers of Eugene’s watershed.

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Jul
31
Sun
Annual Picnic for Friendly Area Neighborhood @ Washington Park (19th & Washington)
Jul 31 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Free, family-friendly event.  BYO picnic, with free root beer floats, live music, prize drawing, spray play.  Talk with representatives from local agencies and community organizations, including the Friendly Fruit Tree Project.

Friendly Area Neighbors annual picnic at Washington Park
Jul 31 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Annual picnic, with music, spray play, root beer floats, neighborhood organizations, and plenty of chances to meet your neighbors!

Sep
4
Sun
Cider pressing @ Common Ground Garden
Sep 4 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Bring your apples and pears, we’ll be pressing apples collected in the neighborhood using a cider press from the neighborhood tool library.

Sep
25
Sun
Cider pressing @ Common Ground Garden
Sep 25 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Bring your apples and pears, we’ll be pressing apples collected in the neighborhood using a cider press from the neighborhood tool library.

Oct
15
Sat
2016 All About Fruit Show @ Clackamas County Fairgrounds
Oct 15 @ 10:00 am – Oct 16 @ 4:00 pm
Feb
4
Sat
Harvest leader potluck Winter 2017 @ Crow Feather Farm
Feb 4 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Place: 1185 W 25th Ave (25th & Tyler)
Time: Saturday Feb 4, 4-6pm

We will provide the venue, and some limited bowls/silverware/cups (bring your own would be preferred), and we will offer tea and (hard) cider from last season. Potluck can be whatever, lemme know if you have questions, ideas, etc.
Topics of conversation to include:
* review How to Be A Harvest Leader
* what went well from last year
* what to do better next year
* pruning efforts this winter season: what trees? when? who? workshop?
* favorite recipes? fruit propagation? outreach? other?

Hope you can make it! Please RSVP.

Thanks!
Matt
541-221-5760
matt@friendlyfruittreeproject.org

Mar
11
Sat
Friendly Neighborhood Garden Swap @ Washington Park Community Center
Mar 11 @ 12:00 am – 4:00 am

Local garden enthusiasts may be familiar with the Lane County Spring Propagation Fair—a large, volunteer driven, seed and fruit tree cuttings swap. This year the event will be re-imagined as several smaller, neighborhood-based plant exchanges. Friendly Neighborhood will be one of six neighborhoods participating in the new format.

The reason for the shift is quite simple: relationships. For the past seven years, the Lane County Spring Propagation Fair was a large event where quality plant material was successfully distributed to people from all over the Willamette Valley. However, it became increasingly clear that the large scale of the event was unsustainable and increasingly depersonalized. Participants were not connecting to each other and to their place.

We need simple ways to connect with each other now more than ever. Therefore, the intention for Friendly’s Spring Celebration and Propagation Fair is to celebrate and propagate resilient and nourishing relationships between plants, people, and our place here in the ‘hood.

A foundational infrastructure of plant propagation knowledge (videos, workshops, grafters, etc), high quality scion (fruit tree cuttings), and FAN-specific rootstock will be provided by volunteers—now known as the Agrarian Sharing Network. All scions are free, and experienced tree grafters will be on site to build attendees a custom fruit tree for a nominal fee.

Sep
9
Sat
Cider pressing @ Common Ground Garden
Sep 9 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Bring your apples to add to those collected in the neighborhood, and we’ll be pressing apples using a cider press from the neighborhood tool library. Note: if you bring your own, no guarantees that we can keep your apple juice separate just for you, it will probably get mixed in with others.

Oct
21
Sat
All About Fruit Show 2017 @ Clackamas County Fairgrounds
Oct 21 @ 10:00 am – Oct 22 @ 4:00 pm

The Home Orchard Society’s famous annual fall tasting event, “The All About Fruit Show”, is for fruit enthusiasts of all ages! 

What Awaits You: Tasting Tables Speakers (see schedule below) Apple ID Team Large Fruit Contest Arboretum Tables Make-A-Tree Orders Plant Sales (figs, apples, pears, and grapes)Door Prizes! Who Else? tbd

See http://www.homeorchardsociety.org/events/2016-fruit-show-saturday-copy/

Volunteers: We need help to pull off such a terrific event, so if you would like to take one three-hour shift or work all day, we would truly appreciate it. Don’t forget…our volunteers will get free entry in to the show. If you would like to volunteer email: info@homeorchardsociety.org