Home Orchard Establishment and Basics: A Hands-on Workshop

Event Details

April 8, 2017
10:00 am-12:00 pm

Dowse Orchards
98 North Main St
Sherborn, MA
United States
42° 15' 17.4636" N, 71° 22' 5.34" W
Doreen York

Horticultural topics covered will be the basics of planting fruit trees, including site selection, choice of variety and rootstock, planting best practices, tree training and pruning, fertilization and ongoing fruit tree care. (In-depth pest management will be covered in the afternoon session.) If weather permits, there will be a hands-on demonstration of planting fruit trees at Dowse Orchards.

This workshop can be combined with the Home Orchard Pest Management workshop held in the morning for a reduced price.

This workshop will be partially out of doors, so please dress appropriately for potentially wet, cold, and muddy conditions.