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Adam Wargacki and Paul Brookshire hosted visitors to Piper’s Orchard during City Fruit’s Orchards and Festival Tour on October 4th. An excellent video was shot by a national project team The Truth about Trees. Here’s a link: https://vimeo.com/143750160.

Piper’s Orchard was featured in a piece on a KUOW broadcast on September 29th. Here’s a link to the broadcast. Perhaps you are visiting this website because of  this excellent presentation.
http://kuow.org/post/sweet-little-mysteries-discovering-seattles-hidden-orchards

Our 9th annual Festival of Fruit on September 19th was a great success. Click here for the story and pictures.

Finally, in a slightly different vein we also note that Shin Yu Pai had a poetry project in the orchard this summer that may now be seen as an artistic piece captured by video. As well as bringing whispers of orchard sentiments, she has featured many of the apple varieties that can be found in Piper’s Orchard. Click the link and then click any word that you would like to explore for this auditory delight. http://blackcake.org/album/heirloom

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2012 Rootbound: Heaven and Earth in Piper’s Orchard

The Rootbound: Heaven and Earth sculpture installations opened on June 23rd. There are 3 in the orchard, and they will be on display through the end of October.

The Orchard Room

Fruitless Grafting

A M’s Mended Heart

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January 2012 snow pictures

We got down to the orchard during the snowstorm in mid-January. Here are a couple of pics.

Happy Day for some sledders in the orchard
One of the art pieces from last year may serve as home to some bees this year.

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4/1/2012 posting

Check out the photos from the orchard last Sunday (4/1). Looks as though we’ve got some unusually early, healthy fruit!

Art and fruit combine. This bee house was installed in the orchard last summer as part of the Heaven and Earth exhibition at Carkeek Park. We hope it will attract bees again this summer to help pollinate the fruit trees.
Proper thinning of early fruit can result in healthier, more robust ripe apples when ripe, though it’s pretty unusual to find fruit like this in early April.
A mason bee house is already up in the orchard.
We hope the bat houses (this one near the grapes) will attract residents this year.

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