When:
April 1, 2016 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
2016-04-01T09:00:00-04:00
2016-04-01T16:00:00-04:00
Where:
Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Cost:
$125.00 - To register, call Berkshire Community College: 413-236-2127 or Berkshire Botanical Garden: 413-298-3926
Contact:
Elisabeth Cary
413-298-3926, x15

Join orchard expert Michael Phillips from Lost Nation Orchard for a day-long workshop on how to grow fruit at home. Successfully growing fruit for your family becomes straightforward when you narrow the big picture down to getting the basics right. This course covers complementary sprays backed by biodiversity and soil health to set the stage for successfully growing tree fruit in the western Massachusetts/tri-state region. Harvesting sunlight through smart pruning is what renews fruit buds. Fungal disease becomes manageable with wise variety choices and enhanced soil biology. Even major insect challenges can be resolved safely when you perceive who, what and when. All sorts of fruits–from apples and pears to peaches and cherries and onward to berries–make for a diverse home orchard planting. Confidence to integrate tree fruits into your landscape begins with embracing biodiversity and knowing how to build system health. Both the morning and afternoon sessions are filled with practical information for growing tree fruits right!

INSTRUCTOR – MICHAEL PHILLIPS

10% discount for enrollment in 3 or more Spring Level III courses

15.3.13The Home Fruit Tree Orchard

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