Organic Fruit Trees from the Ground Up - Common Roots Farm Santa Cruz - Sat. February 1st 2020
Date: February 1, 2020
Time: 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Contact: Betsy Allen (415) 305 3663 firstname.lastname@example.org
Sponsor: UC Master Gardeners of Monterey & Santa Cruz
Learn how to Plant, Grow and Care for Bare Root Fruit Trees with Arborist Terence Welch. The class will begin with an overview selecting fruit tree varieties and rootstocks appropriate for our low-chill coastal zone in a changing global climate. He will demonstrate organic planting techniques and discuss how to care for young trees, including pruning, training, fertilizing, and spraying. This class will move outside to plant a tree, so dress for the weather and wet soil. Terence is a professional arborist, certified by the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA). He manages Jelich Ranch in Portola Valley which is a 13-acre organic fruit farm. He also consults for Phil Foster, owner of Pinnacle Organic which produces apples, pears, figs, and cherries on 15 acres in San Juan Bautista and Hollister.
Sign up early as the class is limited to 30 seats! The fee for this class is $5.
Please arrive 15 minutes early to check-in or register for the class. A portion of the class will be held outside, a hat, sunscreen and layered clothing are advised.