AK Pioneer Fruit Growers Association

February 20, 2019

March Meeting

Please plan to attend the APFGA general membership meeting on Thursday, March 14th, at 7:00 pm in the BP Energy Center, 1014 Energy Court, Anchorage, AK 99508 (southwest of main office tower – west of the Marriott) .

At 6:30 pm there will be refreshments and the opportunity to socialize before the meeting is called to order at 7:00 pm. Any food or drink that you might wish to contribute to our hospitality table would be much appreciated.

Program – Debbie Hinchey will talk about different plant propagation methods including taking cuttings, layering, division, grafting and budding.

Beginning Beekeeping Class March 2nd

Barbara is offering a $10.00 discount to APFGA members

January 13, 2019

February Meeting

Please plan to attend the APFGA general membership meeting on Thursday, February 14th, at 7:00 pm in the BP Energy Center, 1014 Energy Court, Anchorage, AK 99508 (southwest of main office tower – west of the Marriott) .

At 6:30 pm there will be refreshments and the opportunity to socialize before the meeting is called to order at 7:00 pm. Any food or drink that you might wish to contribute to our hospitality table would be much appreciated.

Program – Backyards and Co-ops: Glimpses of Agriculture in Central Europe – presented by Judith James

December 22, 2018

January Meeting

Please plan to attend the APFGA general membership meeting on Thursday, January 10th, at 7:00 pm in the BP Energy Center, 1014 Energy Court, Anchorage, AK 99508 (southwest of main office tower – west of the Marriott) .

At 6:30 pm there will be refreshments and the opportunity to socialize before the meeting is called to order at 7:00 pm.  Feel free to bring any cookies or light refreshments that you might like to share.

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December 15, 2018

The slides for Gooseberries in Alaska by Gary Masog can be found on the Research tab

Click on the research tab and then click on Meeting Program  Slides.

October 20, 2018

Club apple tasting results added to research menu

The results for the 2017 and 2018 club apple tastings in PDF form are now available for download. They are located in the research drop down menu.

If you see any errors please send your corrections to Mark at mfin@gci.net

 

Next Meeting December 13th at BP Energy Center

Please plan to attend the APFGA general membership meeting on Thursday, December 13th, at 7:00 pm in the BP Energy Center, 1014 Energy Court, Anchorage, AK 99508 (southwest of main office tower – west of the Marriott) .

At 6:30 pm there will be refreshments and the opportunity to socialize before the meeting is called to order at 7:00 pm.  Feel free to bring any cookies or light refreshments that you might like to share.

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April 29, 2018

May 12 (Member-Only) Top-Working Demonstrations

Do you have an apple or crab apple tree that produces apples that you don’t like?  Do you have limited space but would like more varieties of apples?  Then join us for Top-Working Demonstrations on Saturday, May 12, 2018 starting at 1:00 pm in the Valley.

Apple grower Dan Elliot will demonstrate how to prune and graft new varieties of apples onto mature trees.  With these techniques you can gradually convert your existing trees to more desirable varieties, and/or add additional varieties to them.

Finally, a reminder about etiquette:  No pets, unsupervised children, or non-members on tours (unless they are paying for the annual membership fee of $16 and bring their filled-in application form found on our website). Please wear appropriate footwear as the grounds may be uneven and, if wet, may be slippery. Of course no cuttings or other disturbances of our hosts’ property as we would like to be invited back again. Note: Please respect to our hosts by sticking to the schedule. Do not arrive early or come unescorted at another time. Thank you!

April 6, 2018

April 21 Grafting Workshop – Grow Your Own Apple Tree

The Alaska Pioneer Fruit Growers Association (APFGA) will hold their annual Apple Grafting Workshop from 1:00-3:00 pm on Saturday, April 21, 2018 at the Spenard Church of Love, 3502 Spenard Rd, Anchorage.  This workshop is open to the general public and provides free grafting instruction and apple scion wood with the purchase of at least one hardy rootstock.  ($2 ea. members/$3 ea. non-members)

March 18, 2018

March 24: Member-Only Pruning event

The annual APFGA pruning workshop will be held on Saturday, March 24 at 1:00 pm.  The workshop will be led by the club’s master pruner, Dan Elliot.  Pruning is essential to the health and vitality of fruit trees.  This is the perfect opportunity to watch and learn sound pruning techniques, practice, and/or get a refresher course!

If the weather permits, we hope to do some pruning outside on the younger trees in addition to the mature trees in the greenhouse.  So, come dressed accordingly, and bring your pruning shears and/or loppers if you can help prune or desire some guided practice.