Pruning and Maintaining a Home Orchard - A one day workshop on 23 Feb 2019 at an established organic diverse home orchard
Courses & Workshops / Posted 1 week ago
Much of the available information regarding fruit tree management is published from a commercial perspective. While this definitely has its place, that place may not be in a diverse, organic home orchard.
Where they want a tree to produce as soon as possible, you may prefer to produce nutrient-dense fruit. Where orchardists aim for high production, you may want hardy, spray-free trees.
Over the years I have questioned, researched, experimented and learnt a lot about how to get my trees to produce what I want. I certainly don’t profess to have all the answers, but while working as the editor of the TreeCropper for 11 years and now freelancing researching and writing about growing your own food, and twelve years on our own block growing a huge variety of fruits, nuts and vegetables I have learnt a lot.
I now practice growing fruit in a very natural way – working with nature – and just tweaking it to get the results I want – lots of abundant, nutrient-dense fruit with minimum work.
Come and join me for a day, see what I have done (right and wrong) and discuss how aspects of it can be applied to your situation.
Includes a home cooked lunch of produce from our block.