March 16, 2015
I just talked with one of the board members yesterday. A new organization is being developed out of the HOS Arboretum. I believe it's called the Home Orchard Education Center, or something like that. Perhaps they will teach bud grafting.
It seems that we will be able to maintain this web site for awhile. Other things will have to change. Other people teach grafting. I know Portland fruit tree project and One Green World have taught it. There are other places for more limited fruit tasting. I know Portland Nursery has had one for years, among others.
The main event IMHO that will need to be replaced is the Scion exchange/Fruit Propagation Fair in the Spring. I'm quite sure that we could find other people to participate in it. The trickiest thing is, who is going to rent a hall and with what money? I don't think it's going to happen in the spring of 2021, because covid 19 will still be a huge thing. I'm quite certain that the event will be smaller than it was under HOS. At the very least, it would need to be under cover. It could be outside in a park. I fear that if it were to be very rainy that day, hardly anyone would show up. We may need to look for people on this list to see if they would be able to volunteer or attend. Would you be interested in continuing a scion exchange in the spring in the future?
March 29, 2015
March 16, 2015
We may work with and/or unite with other local organizations, such as Portland Permaculture Guild and Portland Fruit Tree Project for such an occasion. Unfortunately, a scion exchange is not something that could occur exclusively on zoom, so we may not be able to do it for 2021. I think if we know in the future, we can connect with others beforehand and set up a smaller, but still valuable scion exchange. We probably won't be able to do the whole Fruit Propagation Fair. There are other organizations that sell mason bees and rootstock for growing fruit.
November 17, 2018
Well, my non-attendance at events, often had to do with the remoteness of the locations.
I would assume many of the founding members, lived in more rural areas. And, they chose places convenient to them.
Locating future events more centrally, might be helpful.
Seems to me, some of the Portland Parks have covered areas.
Quite possibly, the facilities might be available without charge.
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