Planning and planting a small orchard, 1 December 2018

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Learn the basics of fruit tree selection and planting techniques for gardens and small orchards.

The day course will cover the basics of how to design a fruit garden or small orchard: soil types, shade, spacing, rootstocks, pollination groups, apple and pear varieties, etc. We will consider growing fruit trees in smaller spaces against a fence or wall as well as in more conventional orchard settings. Companion planting as well as how fruit trees can be integrated into forest gardens will be discussed. We will plant some fruit trees together using techniques and materials which will ensure the best possible start for your trees in a variety of conditions. We will also demonstrate how children and community members can be involved.

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1st December 2018 9:30 AM   through   5:00 PM
Event Fee(s)
Sponsored/organisation rate £ 175.00
Individual income more than 25k/yr £ 175.00
Individual income 18-25k/yr £ 140.00
Individual income less than 18k/yr £ 105.00
Concessionary (State how you qualify in the 'Additional info' box below. Bring evidence to the course.) This place is subsidised by the Neil Smith Bursary Fund. £ 35.00
Donation £ 1.00

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