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Diggin’ in the Dirt: The First Frost

Regional events of note:

All About Fruit Show. Clackamas County Fairgrounds, Canby  10/18-19  from 10am-4pm both days.  $6 entrance fee.  http://www.homeorchardsociety.org/events/all-about-fruit-show/


A great opportunity to taste hundreds of apples, pears, kiwi and grapes. You can order a custom-grafted tree, made just for you, to be delivered in the spring. Excellent speakers, experts available to answer all your questions, pie baking contest, exotic fruit sorbet to taste. The Apple ID Team will try to identify your mystery apples.


Fall Mushroom Show. Miller Hall, Western Forestry Center, Portland  10/19  12pm-5pm


Admission: Adults $5; Seniors and students $3; Children under 12 free. Free to OMS Members.

Beautifully arranged tables display wild, locally foraged mushrooms of the Pacific Northwest, carefully picked, identified and arranged to educate the public about fungi. The number and type of mushrooms vary with fruiting conditions. This colorful event also features special interest tables, including mushroom cookery and preservation, toxic mushroom information, dyeing with mushrooms, a truffle exhibit, mushroom themed art, a “Kids Corner”, mushroom cultivation, as well as books, posters, and “grow-your-own-at-home” kits for sale, and much more!! And there are plenty of knowledgeable OMS members on hand to answer questions, identify mushrooms that you bring in, and chat with about fungi. Read More