April’s Club Meeting is on the 21st!

April’s Fruit Club meeting is Thursday, April 21st from 6:30 – 9 p.m., at the Bainbridge Grange Hall – 10340 Madison Avenue NE.
Randy Lee will be sharing his expertise in ‘Renovating Old Fruit Trees’ or ….What to do with old trees that haven’t been managed properly.

This meeting will start with a short round of club business items then we’ll quickly move into Randy’s discussion.  Randy will start his presentation with a Q&A session to make sure he covers any specific problems or needs we may have, then he’ll move in to the lecture topic, ‘Renovating Old Fruit Trees’.

As you can see from Randy’s bio, his life has focused in or around the fruit production industry. 
Bio – 
Randy, grew up on a farm in the Wenas Valley north of Selah WA, hauling irrigation pipes and lighting smudge pots.  He has been a WSDA/USDA horticulture inspector, quality manager for Dole NW fruit orchards and facilities, tree fruit packing line manager, researcher and trainer for one of the largest WA state tree fruit grower/packer/shippers in the state, a college educator, agriculture program radio host, food safety consultant for Green Giant, and member of numerous horticultural groups.  Randy has a Bachelor of Science in Horticulture from Washington State University, a Masters in Environmental Science from University of Denver, and a Ph.D. in Plant Physiology from University of Idaho, specializing in apple flowering, fruit quality and post harvest physiology.  He is a former Master Gardener and trainer to the Master Gardeners.  And, “Most importantly I am husband to beloved Wife Lizzie, and father and grandfather to some wonderful kids.”  
He also likes to fish.  😉

We look forward to seeing you at this presentation. And as always, feel free to bring a treat to share.
~See you on the 21st!

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