Bringing Back an Old Orchard

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Bringing Back an Old Orchard

March 23 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

$30 – $60

*Free for Journeyperson program participants and BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color). Scholarship application for anyone interested is available here.

Are there old, overgrown fruit trees on or near your property? Don’t give up on them! Join us for this pruning workshop focused on renovating mature or neglected fruit trees.

This workshop is appropriate for those who have not pruned fruit trees before or those who have just a little experience. Instructors will discuss basic pruning practices and required tools. This type of pruning often involves ladders, pole pruners and sometimes climbing but there will be lots of opportunities to learn and practice cuts from the ground level. Participants should dress warmly and bring their pruners, loppers, and saws if they have them. (Instructors will also have a few tools to share.)

Mt Desert: Register

Hope: Register

Mt Desert workshop led by Edgar Evenkeel. Hope workshop led by Liz Jaeger and Laura Sieger. This event is also being hosted in Milton Mills on March 16 and Cumberland on March 17. 

Workshops limited to 15 participants per class. To join the waitlist for a particular event please email [email protected].

An old apple tree stands in a snowy orchard


March 23
10:00 am - 12:30 pm
$30 – $60
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Beech Hill Farm
171 Beech Hill Rd
Mt Desert, Maine 04660
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