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Pruning Fruit Trees
March 13$25 – $35
On March 27th, this workshop will also be offered in Patten – see listing here.
Unity: 10am – 12 noon
Blue Hill: 10am – 12 noon
Lubec: 10am – 12 noon
Pownal: 10 am – 12 noon and 1 pm – 3 pm
Fee: $35; $25 for MOFGA members
Free for Journeyperson program participants, veterans and BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color)
Scholarships available – apply here
Learn to prune fruit trees to encourage vigorous growth, healthy fruit set and quality fruit yield. Collection and storage of scionwood will also be discussed. 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, as well as branch collars, waterspouts, fruit buds, and more.
Lubec workshop led by MOFGA’s Orchard Educator, C.J. Walke. Blue Hill workshop led by Phil Norris of Clayfield Farm. Pownal workshop led by MOFGA’s Orchard Coordinator, Laura Sieger. Unity workshop led by Edgar Evenkeel.
We have tentatively scheduled some in-person orcharding workshops at orchards this spring. Registration is limited for these events and MOFGA requires that participants complete a pre-attendance health self-evaluation, wear a mask at all times, and practice social distancing. These workshops will be held 100% outdoors. Restroom facilities are only available at some workshop locations. Please contact [email protected] with questions about these events.
Please email [email protected] if the workshop you are interested in is full and you would like to be added to the waitlist.
Unity Workshop – FULL
Blue Hill Workshop – FULL
Lubec Workshop – FULL
Pownal Workshop – morning – FULL
Pownal Workshop – afternoon – FULL