Advanced Stone Fruit Growing, Two Part Hands-On Course

Date: 04/10/21    Time: 10:30am - 12:30pm

Advanced Stone Fruit Growing, Two Part Hands-On Course

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Part 1: April 10 10:30am-12:30pm

Do you still hesitate before you make a pruning cut on your plum or cherry trees? This two-part class will take you beyond theory and enhance your skills. In this first class, you’ll be working in the orchards pruning established trees, with hands-on instruction. You’ll practice applying pruning theory to trees of different ages. Stone fruits require special handling when pruning, and are pruned just as the fruit sets. To provide hands-on training, we limit the class size.

Part 2: June 12 10:30am-12:30pm 

In the second class in this two-part series you’ll learn about the process of scouting for pest and disease issues, and about how pruning in Part 1 has affected the early growth of the trees. You’ll also learn about fruit set, and participate in a hands-on thinning practicum. Be prepared to be outside.

Registration required, space is limited to 8 people. $50 for both Part 1 & Part 2. Classes are held outside, face coverings required

  • Please note, this workshop will take place outside of the classroom environment for up to 2 hours and involves walking 45 minutes or more and standing on uneven and unpaved ground. If you would like us to provide seating for you during this time outside, please let us know at least 24 hours in advance of the workshop. Wheelchairs, walkers, and other mobility aids are welcome but in some areas may be difficult (unpaved or grassy areas). Please get in touch with us directly if you have concerns or questions about your aid on the unpaved and uneven ground. Email us or call 360-966-5859
  • By attending this workshop you are agreeing to our Events Code of Conduct.
  • Workshop refunds: refunds will be offered for cancelled classes, refunds are not issued for no-shows. If you’ve registered for a class and cannot make it to the class, call us at least 3 days in advance to arrange a credit or refund.

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