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Organic Fruit Tree Short Course at UC Santa Cruz
Friday, February 08, 2013, 05:00pm - 07:30pm
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This comprehensive, three-day course taught by Orin Martin, Manager of UCSC's Alan Chadwick Garden, will give you the tools you need to successively culitvate fruit trees on a backyard or small-orchard scale, using organic techniques. Lectures and hands-on practice teaches attendees about appropriate fruit tree selection, choosing appropriate sites, tools, planting, fertilizing, irrigation, pruning, pest control, and diseases. Registration cost includes "The Fruit Tree Reader" and a selection of articles tailored to this course. Zoe Hitchner and Sky DeMuro, organic farmers at Everett Family Farm will co-instruct. The course takes place February 8-10. Friday class meets from 5:00 - 7:30pm. Saturday and Sunday sessions are from 10am to 4pm.
Location : Alan Chadwick Garden on the UC Santa Cruz campus
Contact : The staff at UCSC's Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems