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Getting Started with Fruit Trees
UCSC Hay Barn
Santa Cruz, CA
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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
and more...

After going over the basics, we will walk to the orchard for a hands-on demonstration covering:
- Planting
- Fertilizing /cover crops
- Watering
- 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.

Workshop Cost:
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:

Vanessa Ackermann
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.

Click here to see more 2019 UCSC Farm & Garden workshops.
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Jan 11, 2020 9:30 AM

Admission Level Price Quantity
General $25.00 ($27.24 w/service fee) Sales Ended
Friends of Farm & Garden, $20.00 ($21.99 w/service fee) Sales Ended
Friends of the Farm & Garden members, and UC Certified Master Gardeners
UCSC Students $5.00 ($6.24 w/service fee) Sales Ended
Current UCSC students (with ID)
Life Members, Docents Free Sales Ended
Life Members of the Friends of the Farm & Garden, active Farm & Garden docents
On-line registration for the Getting Started with Fruit Trees has now ended. You are welcome to join us and pay at the door by cash or check.


UCSC Hay Barn (View)
94 Ranch View Road
Santa Cruz, CA 95064
United States


Education > Classes
Education > Workshops
Other > Green

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: No


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