Tag: gardening

Fruit extravaganza!

Hey everyone! I took a break from blogging this summer, but now I’m back!

Let’s kick off with this great event called the “All About Fruit Show.” It happened today at the Clackamas County Fairgrounds.

If you ever wondered what a particular variety of apple tastes like, this show is your place to find out. They had over 600 different types to sample! It was overwhelming, but I did come away with a list of 10 that I loved.

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Beyond apples, I also got to try my first pawpaw. Did you know they are native to North America? There was also seaberry juice, a whole table of hardy kiwi varieties, quince, pears, and more!

I highly recommend attending! Keep an eye out around this time of year in 2016 for your chance.

Here’s the hardy kiwi table.

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And the grapes! I loved a dark purple variety called “Jupiter.” It tasted like a Concord, but it was seedless!

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more Portland resources!

SE Uplift is an organization that is involved in all kinds of projects in SE Portland. Check out their October calendar.

They linked to this page, with upcoming workshops from the East Multnomah soil and water conservation district.

SW Neighborhoods Inc. includes neighborhood associations and business associations.

NE Neighborhood Coalition is the greater organization for all NE neighborhood associations.

NW District Association is comprised of citizens representing residential, commercial and institutional interests in the District.

Parke Diem is a great all over Portland parks project.

OSU Extension Services Master Gardener Program. Education in gardening and volunteering.

OSU Extension Services Master Beekeeper Program. Similar to above, but focused on bees!