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Caring for Young Fruit Trees

Event Date: 
05/21/2011 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Event Location: 
Jackson Place Co-Housing
800 Hiawatha Pl. S
Seattle, WA 98144
United States

While young trees are getting established, they need special care. Learn how and when to water, staking techniques, how soon you should prune, and basic care for the life of your tree.

$15 for members, $20 for non-members. Sign up online through Brown Paper Tickets, or send a check with the class name and your contact information to City Fruit, PO Box 28577, Seattle, WA 98118. Visit www.cityfruit.org/classes.htm to learn more.

Register online: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/166566

Location

Jackson Place Co-Housing
800 Hiawatha Pl. S
Seattle, WA 98144
United States

Organic Pest Management

Event Date: 
05/28/2011 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Event Location: 
Bradner Gardens Park
1733 Bradner Pl S
Seattle, WA 98144
United States

This workshop takes an ecological approach to protecting apples, pears, Asian pears and stone fruits from common pests in the Pacific Northwest, including apple maggot fly, codling moth, scab and other fungal diseases. The class will address strategies ranging from choosing more resistant cultivars, maintaining tree hygiene, using barriers, installing traps, promoting beneficial insects and using organic sprays. Ingela Wanerstrand is owner of Green Darner Garden Design, specializing in edible landscapes, and has more than 20 years' experience maintaining gardens and orchards.

Location

Bradner Gardens Park
1733 Bradner Pl S
Seattle, WA 98144
United States

Grow Fruit in Containers

Event Date: 
04/30/2011 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Event Location: 
Jackson Place Co-Housing
800 Hiawatha Pl. S
Seattle, WA 98144
United States

No yard? Grow fruit on your balcony or patio by planting in a container. Learn what varieties work best for containers, which containers and growing medium to use, how to plant, and how to care for your container-grown fruit. Amy Ockerlander teaches with Seattle Tilth, and has an extensive container garden of her own.

$15 for members, $20 for non-members. Sign up online through Brown Paper Tickets, or send a check with the class name and your contact information to City Fruit, PO Box 28577, Seattle, WA 98118. Visit www.cityfruit.org/classes.htm to learn more.

Location

Jackson Place Co-Housing
800 Hiawatha Pl. S
Seattle, WA 98144
United States

Espailer your Fruit Tree

Event Date: 
04/09/2011 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Event Location: 
Bradner Gardens Park
1733 Bradner Pl. S
Seattle, WA 98144
United States

Learn the espalier technique to train fruit trees against a wall or trellis for growing in small spaces, improving fruit production, growing heat-loving fruit, and decoration. The class covers how to select trees to espalier, how to plant them and set them up, and how to prune them. Ingela Wanerstrand is owner of Green Darner Garden Design, specializing in edible landscapes, and has more than 15 years' experience professionally pruning fruit trees.

Location

Bradner Gardens Park
1733 Bradner Pl. S
Seattle, WA 98144
United States

Backyard Chickens: No Roosters Required

Event Date: 
04/12/2011 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Event Location: 
Seattle University
901 12th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122
United States
Phone: 425.270.3274 x112

Backyard chickens provide great-tasting, healthy, environmentally responsible eggs, plus plenty of entertainment, even in the middle of the city! Learn the basics of keeping chickens in your backyard, from biology to buildings, in this introductory workshop.

Instructor Jenifer McIntyre, a trained biologist and behavioral ecologist, has a backyard flock of her own and has taught many workshops in the past to share her enthusiasm for the topic. She will guide you through the essential topics to get you well on your way to raising some backyard chickens of your own.

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Location

Seattle University
901 12th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122
United States
Phone: 425.270.3274 x112
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