Timing Delayed Dormant Sprays

Timing Delayed Dormant Sprays

Fruit trees are interesting plants to grow. Humans have been selecting for better fruit for centuries, and in the process, some of the natural resistance to pests and diseases have been lost. A further challenge is our mild rainy climate, which is perfect for fungal...
Renovating an Older Apple Tree

Renovating an Older Apple Tree

There are many century old apple orchards scattered around Puget Sound. The San Juan Islands had over 10,000 acres in tree fruits in 1900. Whatcom County had somewhere around 5000 acres that were apples, some pie cherries and plums. There were two packing plants, the...
Winter Continues

Winter Continues

It has been 8 years or more since we’ve seen a winter like the one we’re having now. Here in the Pacific Northwest, long extended cold periods and snow are rare. And it doesn’t look like we’re going to warm up anytime soon, according to the...
Internship 2016 Reflections

Internship 2016 Reflections

We were just reflecting on the internship season we’ve just finished and thought we’d share one of our favorite memories: In week 28 of 35 we are in the heat of summer, interns have drafted most pieces of a business plan, been through most of the heavy technical...
Inside the Internship: Sean McWay

Inside the Internship: Sean McWay

By Sarah Miller Last month I spoke with intern Sean McWay, a Missouri native, about his time at Cloud Mountain Farm Center.  Sean is drawn to the joys of being outside, working with his hands, and the scientific inquiry farming can provide.  This is an unsurprising...

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