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Small-Scale Orcharding for the Homeowner 2013

  • Saturday, November 09, 2013
  • 947 Apple Valley Rd Ashfield, MA
4 SEASONAL WORKSHOPS ON TREE FRUIT GROWING

AT BROOK FARM ORCHARD LOCATED IN THE APPLE VALLEY SECTION OF ASHFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS

TAUGHT BY ORCHARDIST, ALAN SURPRENANT

 

THE WORKSHOPS WILL INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING TOPICS:

 

WORKSHOP #1 Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013:  Variety selection, site selection, site preparation, pruning theory & hands on pruning

 

WORKSHOP #2 Saturday April 20, 2013:  Tree planting, spraying for pests & disease and grafting (you will complete the workshop with a fruit tree you've grafted to take home with you)

 

 WORKSHOP #3 Sunday Aug 25, 2013:  Fruit harvest, varietal tasting, storage of fruit and fresh cider making

 

 WORKSHOP #4 Saturday Nov. 9, 2013:  Mowing, composting, fertilizing, rodent control and a review of the orchard year

 

There will be tastings of locally made hard cider after each workshop

 

Each workshop is $85.00 per person, prepaid.

A delicious lunch will be provided.

If you have any dietary limitations please let us know in advance

There is a 12 person limit per workshop

 

 

TO REGISTER:

 

CALL ALAN   413-625-9615 

 

EMAIL ALAN   alansurprenant@hotmail.com

 

or Mail a check with dates you wish to attend:

Alan Surprenant

Brook Farm Orchard    

947 Apple Valley Rd

Ashfield, MA 01330

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