The Alaska Pioneer Fruit Growers Association shares in and benefits from the personal experience of successful fruit growing in Alaska and seeks to educate any person(s) interested in fruit growing.

Our Mission
  • Locate, test and preserve superior or special fruit, berry and nut varieties relevant to Alaska.
  • Identify unique cultural methods/materials, propagation techniques, fruit breeding and grafting procedures, adaptations of species and cultivars and all other aspects of fruit growing.
  • Evaluate various fruit cultivars for hardiness in our local climate.
  • Provide instruction to and exchange information with members and anyone interested in fruit growing techniques and cultural practices.
  • Assist in group ordering of materials.
  • Promote communication and friendship between members and other fruit growing enthusiasts.
  • Encouraging friends and neighbors to establish their own fruit trees, bushes and shrubs.
  • Provide assistance to the Cooperative Extension Service to the extent possible.

Become a member!

Membership gives you:
  • Access to members-only classifieds and forum
  • Access to the most recent association newsletters
  • Orchard tours, pruning workshops, and many other association activities

Dues are only $16 a year!

 

Become a Member

February 12, 2016

Shannon has volunteered to take over as Newsletter Editor. Join us in saying Thank You to her!

February 11, 2016

Juliet will be arriving Spring of 2016. Those on the list of pre-orders will be notified when and where to pick up. Order is closed for these.

General meetings are suspended from March through October. During this time APFGA has tours, workshops, and other such events. Should any business come up that requires a meeting, the membership will be notified as per the Bylaws.

Please note, dates and times subject to change.

January 2016

Thursday, January 14, 2016 at 6:30pm 

 
 The location will be the BP Energy Center, which is south of the BP main building and is located on the corner of Northern Lights and the New Seward. The Energy Center is accessed through BP parking lot one. Ask for the fruit growers meeting at the front desk; they will have the meeting room listed on the board.

 February 2016

Thursday, February  11, 2016 at 6:30pm

Skype with Dr. Bors, Univ. of Saskatchewan

The location will be the BP Energy Center, which is south of the BP main building and is located on the corner of Northern Lights and the New Seward. The Energy Center is accessed through BP parking lot one. Ask for the fruit growers meeting at the front desk; they will have the meeting room listed on the board.

March 2016

date and time to be determined

Members only. Directions will be sent to members

April 2016

Saturday, April 9 , 2016 1pm

Annual grafting workshop.

Open to the Public

The Annual grafting workshop is open to the public and will be located at Dimond Greenhouses at 1050 W. Dimond Blvd. in Anchorage.

 

May 2016

(Members Only)

date and time to be determined

 

June 2016

 (Members Only)

date and time to be determined 

 

July 2016

date and time to be determined

Most likely Plant Material Center, Apple rootstock trial Tour and update (Members Only)

directions and time will be sent to members 

 

August 2016

(Members Only)

date and time to be determined

 

September 2016

(Members Only)

date and time to be determined

 

October 2016

date and time to be determined

The location will be the BP Energy Center, which is south of the BP main building and is located on the corner of Northern Lights and the New Seward. The Energy Center is accessed through BP parking lot one. Ask for the fruit growers meeting at the front desk; they will have the meeting room listed on the board.

 

November 2016

Thursday, November 

Annual meeting and Elections. Anyone interested in serving on the Board please let us know and plan to attend the annual meeting.

The location will be the BP Energy Center, which is south of the BP main building and is located on the corner of Northern Lights and the New Seward. The Energy Center is accessed through BP parking lot one. Ask for the fruit growers meeting at the front desk; they will have the meeting room listed on the board.

 

December 2016

  date and time to be determined 

The location will be the BP Energy Center, which is south of the BP main building and is located on the corner of Northern Lights and the New Seward.
The Energy Center is accessed through BP parking lot one.
Ask for the fruit growers meeting at the front desk; they will have the meeting room listed on the board.

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