Mass Aggie Virtual Workshop Focuses on Home Orchard Establishment

A virtual workshop, “Home Orchard Establishment,” is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Feb. 20, as part of UMass Extension’s popular home gardening series presented by Mass Aggie Seminars 2021.

UMass Extension educator Jon Clements will cover a range of horticultural topics, including the basics of planting fruit trees, site selection, choice of variety and rootstock, planting best practices, tree training and pruning, fertilization and ongoing fruit tree care.

The virtual workshop costs $30, or $25 if payment is made by mailing in a check. This workshop also can be combined with the Four-Part Home Orchard Series for the reduced price of $100.

Register online or print out a form to register by mail. Registration deadline is noon on Feb. 19.