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Fruit tree pruning workshop

February 21, 2013 · Updated 12:04 PM

The workshop led by Matthew “Wally” Wallrath is a holistic approach to understanding fruit trees. The class is Feb. 24, 10 a.m. -1 p.m.  Participants will meet at the center lot between Prune Alley and North Beach (across from where the Farmer’s Market takes place).

Participants will learn:

•How trees are grafted and how they grow

•Tool selection, use and upkeep

•Strategies and techniques for pruning and training

•Orchard soil health and improvement

•How to help trees become productive and maintain productivity

•Considerations for dwarf, semi-dwarf, and standard sized fruit trees

•Natural ways to handle diseases and pests

The class includes explanations, demonstrations, and guided hands-on practice.

Bring pruning tools, work boots, water, a snack and appropriate clothing.

The cost is $20, limited worktrade and/or scholarships available. Inquire for more info.

Checks must be made out to the Funhouse/Commons and designated “for Food Masters Pruning Class.”

For more info, contact Learner Limbach at foodmasters.orcas@gmail.com or 376-4048.

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