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Phone: 207-568-4142
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MOFGA's Organic Orcharding Workshop: Pruning Fruit Trees

10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Sat., March 25 – MOFGA's Common Ground Education Center, Unity
Fee: $50; $35 for MOFGA members
Please bring your own bag lunch

Designed for beginner to intermediate orchardists managing backyard plantings to larger orchards. Learn to prune fruit trees to encourage vigorous growth, heavy fruit set, and quality fruit yield. Scionwood collection and storage will also be covered. Confirmation and directions will be sent a week prior to the start of the workshop. Please keep in mind that pre-registration and payment are required.

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