Bringing Back an Old Orchard

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Bringing Back an Old Orchard

March 18 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

$35 – $50

$50; $35 for MOFGA members. Free for Journeyperson program participants, veterans and BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) community members. Scholarships 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 haven’t pruned fruit trees before or those who have just a little experience. Instructors will discuss basic pruning practices and required tools and. This type of pruning often ladders, pole pruners and sometimes climbing but there will be lots of opportunities to learn and practice some 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.)

Registration will open soon for classes at these 5 locations:

Cumberland (Cumberland County) 

Milton Mills, NH / Acton, ME (York County) 

Gouldsboro (Hancock County) 

Bethel (Oxford County) 

Damariscotta (Lincoln County) 

Cumberland workshop led by David Homa. Milton Mills/Acton workshop led by Jared Kane. Gouldsboro workshop led by C.J. Walke. Bethel workshop led by Eric List. Damariscotta workshop in partnership with Coastal Rivers Conservation Trust led by Edgar Evenkeel.

Questions? Email [email protected]

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March 18
9:00 am - 12:30 pm
$35 – $50
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