Orcharding​

Stay tuned as more 2021 orcharding series dates are added

A series of workshops covering theory and hands-on practice in organic fruit tree and orchard management.

Designed for beginner to intermediate orchardists managing backyard plantings to larger orchards.

March 13, 2021

Learn to prune fruit trees to encourage vigorous growth, annual fruit set and quality fruit yield. Collection of scion wood and storage will also be discussed.

March 21, 2021

Learn various methods to demonstrate proper pruning of trees that have been unmanaged. This class differs from our pruning classes in that the trees we work with are older and have not been pruned in a long time.

April 10, 2021

Learn to propagate and reproduce your favorite fruit tree varieties. Learn why to graft and the techniques for whip & tongue grafting. This workshop will be taught online.

Organic Orcharding 101

A comprehensive exploration of orchard health strategies that make disease and insect challenges doable for the organic grower.

Top Working

Learn to topwork new, disease-resistant, cider, dessert or heritage varieties onto your existing trees.

Summer Orchard Care

Learn about caring for your orchard through the summer and getting your orchard to a successful harvest in the fall.

Growing Nursery Stock and Bud Grafting

Bud grafting is a great way to start your own fruit trees and many ornamentals, using individual buds from this year’s new growth to graft onto rootstock already set in the nursery.

The class also includes an introduction to growing nursery stock including soil preparation, planting, tree care, pest and disease management, and grafting. All major tree fruit species are covered.

Organic Orcharding 101

A comprehensive exploration of orchard health strategies that make disease and insect challenges doable for the organic grower.

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