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City Fruit: Permaculture and Orchards

Event Date: 
03/19/2011 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Event Location: 
Phinney Neighborhood Center
6532 Phinney Ave N
Seattle, WA 98103
United States
Phone: 206-762-2553

In this hands-on class, learn permaculture best practices for planting and maintaining healthy fruit trees. The class will discuss how to establish "plant communities" (also known as permaculture plant guilds) that activate the soil, support the ecosystem, and promote low maintenance tree health. Co-instructor Jenny Pell is a permaculture teacher, designer and consultant specializing in urban permaculture, edible perennials and vertical gardening – see www.permaculturenow.com .

Location

Phinney Neighborhood Center
6532 Phinney Ave N
Seattle, WA 98103
United States
Phone: 206-762-2553

City Fruit: Grafting New Fruit onto Existing Trees

Event Date: 
03/12/2011 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Event Location: 
Bradner Gardens PArk
1733 Bradner Place S, Seattle WA
Seattle, WA
United States

This course provides an introduction to the whip graft, cleft graft, bud graft and pleach. You can practice grafting and learn the in’s and out’s of rootstocks. Instructor Greg Giuliani grew up on a Snoqualmie Valley farm with a 1930’s orchard. He learned how to graft in order to re-create these heritage fruit varieties, not available in stores. He has been a member and instructor with the Seattle Tree Fruit Society for twelve years.

Please visit www.cityfruit.org for more information and to register.

Location

Bradner Gardens PArk
1733 Bradner Place S, Seattle WA
Seattle, WA
United States

City Fruit: Pruning Fruit Trees to Produce More Fruit

Event Date: 
03/05/2011 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Event Location: 
Jackson Place Co-Housing
800 Hiawatha Pl. S
Seattle, WA
United States

Learn the biology behind pruning fruit trees and get hands-on demonstrations of how to clean up old trees, how to train very young trees, and how to prune to produce more fruit. Jackson Place Co-housing grows apples, pears and plums in a highly urban environment and has both well-established and very young trees.

Please visit www.cityfruit.org for more information and to register.

Location

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

City Fruit: Planitng and Caring for Young Fruit Trees

Event Date: 
02/19/2011 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Event Location: 
Martha Washington Park Seattle, WA
United States

Before you get your fruit trees at the nursery this winter, come learn how to choose the right tree and the best planting and care techniques to give your trees a head start. This popular class covers site selection, considerations in selecting trees, how to plant them and how to care for young fruit trees. You will get hands-on experience planting a tree, so dress accordingly. Jana Dilley works on the Green Seattle Initiative with the City of Seattle Office of Sustainability and Environment.

Location

Martha Washington Park Seattle, WA
United States

City Fruit: Fruit Tree Pruning Basics

Event Date: 
02/05/2011 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Event Location: 
Phinney Neighborhood Center
6532 Phinney Ave N
Seattle, WA 98103
United States
Phone: 206-762-2553

Regularly pruning fruit trees improves their overall health, appearance, and can even increase fruit production. In this beginner class, learn the biology behind pruning fruit trees, practice basic pruning cuts, learn about pruning tools and get hands-on experience pruning a fruit tree. Bill Wanless is co-owner of brooke/wanless gardens, specializing in pruning of small trees, shrubs and vines. He is an ISA-certified arborist with 20 year’s field experience.

Please visit www.cityfruit.org for more information and to register.

Location

Phinney Neighborhood Center
6532 Phinney Ave N
Seattle, WA 98103
United States
Phone: 206-762-2553
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