Hello Bainbridge Island Fruit Club!
Due to popular demand and because it’s just that time of year, our April meeting topic is “Renovating Old Fruit Trees” with Randy Lee!
Randy will be sharing his expertise in ‘Renovating Old Fruit Trees’ or ….What to do with old trees that haven’t been managed properly. Randy has presented to our club in the past, he is a knowledgeable resource and very entertaining to listen to. Mark your calendar!!
Day: Thursday, April 20th, 2017
Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Location: Bainbridge Grange Hall, 10340 Madison Ave NE, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
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.”
Randy also likes to fish.
As always bring your friends and get ready to learn some interesting facts about older fruit trees!