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Holistic Orchard Care (Class 1)- Winter Care

February 1 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm


2 Saturdays Workshop:
This course introduces students to fruit tree selection, planting and care for backyard fruit trees or a small-scale orchard. The course includes content about desirable varieties, hands-on pruning and training methods and details on pest management. The emphasis is on organic production methods and is intended for students interested in organic agricultural production, edible landscaping, agroecological education and sustainable plant husbandry.

Saturday, Feb. 1st, 10am to 4pm
Class 1: Introduction and pruning
The class will be an introduction covering the general information, but our main focus will be on winter dormant tree training and pruning practice of deciduous trees. We will grow your confidence with hands-on pruning and training practice and tree anatomy observation.

Saturday, Feb. 8th, 10am to 4pm
Class 2: Propagation and bare-root planting
Learn various techniques of propagating a fruit tree, planting, and care.
Pre-requisite: This class will not cover material taught in Class 1, so attendance in Class 1 — or a familiarity of basic tree care — is a pre-requisite for attending Class 2.

General Admission:
$65 per class or
$120 for both classes

WWF Alumni Discount:
(you have to be a past student of Wild Willow Farming 101)
$50 per class or
$90 for both classes

Walk-up purchases the day of class will be an additional $10 so make sure you purchase by 11:30PM the night before class! Space is not guaranteed if you have not purchased a ticket online.

For questions, please contact tanya@wildwillowfarm.org


February 1
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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