Michael Phillips, author of The Apple Grower and The Holistic Orchard, will join us on March 28th for a workshop he describes this way: "Fascinating biological connections make for a healthy orchard ecosystem. All insect pests and fruit tree disease – whether fungal or bacterial – have launching points and particular timing. Healthy trees address these challenges first and foremost from within. Growers utilizing an ongoing investment in soil nutrition and biodiversity set the stage for gentler organic sprays to grow a successful fruit crop. The challenges you face at your locale will become far more manageable as you build a holistic system that keeps trees and berry plantings healthy from the get-go."
The program will include information on organic planning through the orchard year, including site selection, system health, holistic fungi, and dealing with a host of common orchard pests. The day will consist of classroom lectures followed by hands-on time with trees, with many opportunities to ask questions of Michael.
Lunch included. Please notify us of any dietary restrictions at least two weeks prior to the event.
Cancellation Policy: For refund, cancellations must be received 10 days prior to event