Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Fruit Tree Course!

For those of you excited about growing more of your own fruit, a one-day class I am co-teaching next month may be your chance to get going! See description below, and don't forget the California Rare Fruit Grower's "scion exchange" this Saturday in Berkeley (details here)! Happy fruit tree-d new year!

Looking to start growing fruit trees, or wondering how to take care of the trees you already have? This introductory, day-long workshop will cover the basics of fruit tree selection, biology, ecology, placement, planting, pruning and care, propagation and grafting, watering, and orchard management. Instruction sites, located in the Half Moon Bay area, include three different sized orchards of various varieties and ages, including Apples, Plums, Asian and European Pears, Persimmons, Avocados, Loquats, Figs, and Walnuts. Payment for the workshop is $25-$75 sliding scale. No one will be turned away, however, so please contact us if you cannot afford the tuition. Class size is limited, so sign up now!

Participants are asked to bring their own pruning clippers.

This class will be facilitated by Aaron Dinwoodie (farm manager at Tunitas Creek Ranch) and Antonio Roman-Alcalá (Alemany Farm), and meets Sunday, February 21st, at 9:30am. It ends at 4pm, with one hour for BYO/Potluck lunch. To register, please write Antonio at antidogmatist [at], with "TREE COURSE" in the subject line.

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