Title: 3-day Fruit Tree Intensive Workshop
Location: Alan Chadwick Garden, UC Santa Cruz
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Description: If you’re ready to immerse yourself in the art and science of fruit tree growing, this class is for you! Taught by Alan Chadwick Garden manager Orin Martn with Sky DeMuro and Zoe Hitchner of Everett Family Farm, this 3-day in-depth course will cover the spectrum of what you need to know to successfully grow fruit trees on a backyard and small orchard scale. Through lectures, demonstrations, and hands-on practice you’ll learn how to select appropriate varieties; choose and use the right tools; prepare the planting hole; plant, fertilize, and prune your trees; set up an irrigation system; improve the soil with cover crops; and control pests and diseases. A Fruit Tree Primer of selected readings is included in the course fee.
Class size is limited to ensure a high quality experience, with an emphasis on hands-on learning. The Friday introduction and lecture will take place from 4:30–6:30 pm; Saturday and Sunday sessions are from 10 am–4 pm.
Cost of the 3-day course is $275 for Friends of the Farm & Garden members, $300 general admission. Pre-registration is required. To register, send a check made payable to “UC Regents” to: Amy Bolton, CASFS/UCSC Farm, 1156 High Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95064. For online registration, see http://fruittree.brownpapertickets.com (note that a service fee applies to online registrations). Questions? Email email@example.com or call 831.459-3240. Rainout dates = February 15–17.
Start Date: 2013-02-08
End Date: 2013-02-10