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We’re holding the 8th annual Festival of Fruit on Saturday, September 13th from 10:00AM – 2:00PM. Check out this link for more details. In addition to the regular 10-2 program, we’re excited to have an extra session at the Environmental Learning Center from 2:30PM – 4:00PM on cider making.

Sunday, July 13th marked the first of our new Work Party/Non-Work Party events. From 10AM – noon we applied mulch around the apple tree trunks, accompanied by our talented wandering minstrel, Will Morgan. From noon – 2PM we held the non-work party, with everyone invited to bring picnic items to share (no alcohol in Seattle Parks), bring a friend, and enjoy a picnic! For a bit more information click here.

You can also visit the new sculpture exhibit in Carkeek Park, Heaven & Earth – As Above, So Below.

July 4th was another beautiful day at the orchard. The proof is in the pictures:

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The June 7th work party was very successful with over 200o apples protected, and a good deal of weeding and mulching around the apple trees, really improving the appearance of the orchard. Click here for more information.

We celebrated Earth Day Saturday, April 26th in Carkeek Park. There were many activities at the park and a Piper’s Orchard information table at the Environmental Learning Center from 10AM to 2PM.

Our 8th annual Festival of Fruit is scheduled for September 14th. Please send an email to pipersorchard@gmail.com if you’re available to help organize or support the festival. We’d really appreciate your assistance.

Last year on Sept. 14th we had a successful Festival of Fruit.   See link to the side or link below to see what was planned…..that is what we did.

http://pipersorchard.org/category/festival-of-fruit/

DIRECTIONS

Piper’s Orchard in Carkeek Park, Seattle, WA, a historic fruit orchard, may be reached from Carkeek Park’s lower meadow parking lot ( Seattle Park’s directions to Carkeek here ), by walking up along Piper’s Creek.  There’s also a new trail leading down from the park entrance (near the Environmental Learning Center).  An alternative way to reach the orchard is by following the ravine from the park’s small southerly McAbee entrance.  The McAbee parking lot and trailhead are behind the QFC from Holman Road, off of NW 100th Pl. at 6th Ave. NW.

TO-DOs:

Play “spot the orchard” with this google map flagging the McAbee Entrance: open the link then zoom in and follow from the small parking lot down into the ravine and around by Piper’s Creek to spy the fruit and nut trees laid out in a grid.

For  more information about Piper’s orchard and activities directly related to us,  you can email us at pipersorchard@gmail.com.

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