With Erik Schellenberg.
Cost: Free to Members, $10 for Non-Members.
No reservations necessary. Bring pruners if you have a pair.
Erik will instruct on the ideal way to prune apple trees in winter, focusing on general fruit tree maintenance. Erik brings his scientific background to restoring large old apple trees in the West Meadow that have gone untended for some time. During the workshop we will cover basics of pruning, restorative pruning methods, grafting and top-working, and the burning need to diversify our food producing tree plantings. Come dressed warmly and with your questions ready!
Erik Schellenberg owns and operates Black Creek Farm located in Highland, NY. The farm produces vegetables and has a small hobby orchard comprised of a few of the usual suspects but predominantly the unusual ones. Erik also teaches permaculture at Whole Systems Design in Vermont and has been managing various tree plantings and old fruit tree restoration efforts throughout the years.