Everything you ever wanted to know about fruit trees but were afraid to ask


Saturday, March 3

10 a.m. – 12 noon


North Branch Nature Center

713 Elm Street

Montpelier, Vt.

Directions  to NBNC

Everything you ever wanted to know about fruit trees but were afraid to ask

with Nicko Rubin

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.

About our Speaker: Nicko Rubin

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."

Events are free, no registration required.

Coming Events at NBNC

March 24

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.

April 14

Pollinator Gardening with Jane Sorenson

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.

About the Master Gardener Program

Central Vermont Master Gardeners

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.


To sign up for the course

Need a Soil Test?

Ask A Master Gardener


Extension Master Gardeners

Jeffords Building

63 Carrigan Dr

Burlington, VT 05405


State Coordinator: Beret Halverson

Program Assistant: Lisa Chouinard

Email: master.gardener@uvm.edu


Become a Master Gardener

Certified Extension Master Gardeners are trained in research-based home horticulture practices and they apply this knowledge in their communities through education based volunteer efforts. Over 3,000 Vermonters have taken the Extension Master Gardener (EMG) course since the program started in 1991 and there are currently more than 560 active volunteers.

This program may be right for you if you are …

  • Eager to participate in a practical and intensive training program
  • Eager to improve your community and volunteer as a community educator
  • Interested in environmental stewardship and willing to promote environmentally safe home horticulture practices
  • Looking forward to sharing your knowledge and experience with your community and across Vermont
  • Willing to serve as an EMG volunteer and have enough time to attend the training and volunteer annually

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