From Planting to Harvest: A 3-day Fruit Tree Workshop
02/08/2013 Friday 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
If you're ready to immerse yourself in the art and science of organic fruit tree growing, this class is for you! This 3-day workshop will give you the tools you need to successfully cultivate fruit trees on a backyard or small-orchard scale. The course takes place February 8–10 at the historic Alan Chadwick Garden on the UC Santa Cruz campus.
Through lectures and hands-on practice you'll learn how to select appropriate fruit tree varieties; 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.
Pre-registration for the 3-day workshop is required; online registration is available at http://fruittree.brownpapertickets.com. If you prefer to pay by check, please send a check made payable to UC Regents to: CASFS/UCSC Farm, 1156 High Street, Santa Cruz, CA, 95064. Attn: fruit tree class.
The course will be taught by Orin Martin, manager of the Alan Chadwick Garden at UC Santa Cruz. For over 35 years Martin has cultivated hundreds of organic fruit trees at the Chadwick Garden, and taught thousands of students and community members how to establish and care for fruit trees. Zoe Hitchner and Sky DeMuro, organic farmers at Everett Family Farm, will be co-instructors. Class size is limited to ensure a quality experience, with an emphasis on hands-on learning.
Please note that in case of heavy rain the workshop will be rescheduled to February 15-17.
Alan Chadwick Garden - East part of campus
Open to Public
$275 Friends of the Farm and Garden, $300 general public