|Saturday Jan 11, 2020 9:30 AM - Saturday Jan 11, 2020 12:00 PM | Free - $25.00
Getting Started with Fruit Trees
Alan Chadwick Garden manager Orin Martin will show you how to select, plant, grow and manage healthy, productive deciduous fruit trees organically.
Planting a fruit tree should be a considered act, and yet it's common for people to simply grab a tree, grab a spade, dig a hole and plant the tree. Most mistakes made with fruit trees are a result of poor, or even no planning.
At this workshop we will review the 'prerequisites' required for healthy trees:
- Site selection[microclimate]
- Soil[assessment and improvement]
- Sourcing quality trees
- Chill hours
- Choosing size controlling rootstocks
- Reliable fruit tree varieties for the santa cruz area
After going over the basics, we will walk to the orchard for a hands-on demonstration covering:
- Fertilizing /cover crops
- Pruning and training young trees
- A review of the growing season and what to do when
You will go home with a series of informative handouts and Orin's new book, Fruit Trees for Every Garden, will be available for sale.
Cost of the workshop is $25 general admission; $20 for Friends of the Farm & Garden members, and certified UC Master Gardeners; $5 for UCSC students.
Or pay at the door (cash or check only): $30 for general public; $25 for Friends of the Farm & Garden members and UC Master Gardeners; $5 for UCSC students.
Click here if you're interested in finding out about how to join the Friends of the Farm & Garden.
If you prefer to pre-register for this class by mail (no service charge), please send a check made payable to UC Regents to:
1156 High Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95064
attn: Fruit Tree Workshop
Please include your contact information (phone and email and city) with your check.
For directions to the Hay Barn at the UCSC Farm on the UC Santa Cruz campus, please see the CASFS website.
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UCSC Hay Barn (View)
94 Ranch View Road
Santa Cruz, CA 95064
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|