Everything you ever wanted to know about fruit trees but were afraid to ask
Saturday, March 3
10 a.m. – 12 noon
Fruit trees can provide a lifetime of bounty or frustration and expense. Join nursery owner Nicko Rubin as he shares know-how that can ensure success with fruit trees. From soil preparation and planting to restoring old trees. Discussion will cover apples, pears, plums and cherries, as well as soil and site considerations, companion plants and understory management. Plenty of time will be given for questions and answers.
Nicko Rubin owns and runs East Hill Tree Farm in Plainfield. "We understand that we live in a time of dramatic social and ecological change. Humans play a critical role in this change. We strive to actively engage our environment in order to enhance the physical and spiritual vitality of the landscape including all of its inhabitants."
Berries for the Backyard Garden with David Marchant of River Berry Farm
Learn how to grow berries in your backyard!
David Marchant, co owner and co manager of River Berry Farm in Fairfax, will cover the major small fruits for home production, concentrating on strawberries, raspberries and blueberries. Topics will include site preparation, varieties selection, and disease and pest management. He will also present growing techniques to be able to have a bountiful production of small fruits from June through October.
As we domesticate the landscape, it is up to us domesticators to create habitat for pollinators in our own landscapes. Learn about what makes a good pollinator habitat and the various forms they can take, from meadows to formal gardens. Jane will share her extensive list of habitat plants and suggest where you can find seeds, plants and more information to empower you to enhance your pollinator landscape.
North Branch Nature Center is one of our local projects. Thanks to the work of EMG Sandy Paar, North Branch Nature Center has been selected as a Pollinate New England workshop host and garden installation site. To be installed the summer of 2018.
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Burlington, VT 05405
State Coordinator: Beret Halverson
Program Assistant: Lisa Chouinard
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