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Part of our goal here at Rural Ridge Orchard is to promote the propagation of quality heirloom fruits, preserving their unique flavors and a more diverse gene pool.  To this end we offer a suite of workshops that will take you through the steps of planning and planting your home orchard, caring for it, grafting your own trees, and even making use of its fruits.  All workshops have limited space; attendees will be accepted first come, first serve. Please do not attend without a registration.

Cancellation Policy: For refund, cancellations must be received 10 days prior to event.

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February 2018

Sat, 02/17/2018 - 10:00am to 2:00pm

This class is limited to 9 participants, so sign up early and please do not attend without a registration.

For the fourth year, Jim Moniz teaches a hands-on pruning workshop...

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Sat, 02/24/2018 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

Careful pruning ensures a more bountiful harvest. Find out how much to prune, where to make the pruning cuts, and when it should be done.

This class is structured to take orchardists from...

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March 2018

Sat, 03/03/2018 - 9:00am to 4:00pm

Dreaming of starting your own orchard?  Join Rich Marini, Penn State University pomologist, and the team at Vintage Virginia Apples and Albemarle CiderWorks for a day-long course on planning and...

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Sat, 03/10/2018 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

We are offering the Grafting Workshop twice this year, and keeping the class size smaller in order to provide more attention and assistance to each participant.  Please choose one date (or both if...

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Sat, 03/17/2018 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

We are offering the Grafting Workshop twice this year, and keeping the class size smaller in order to provide more attention and assistance to each participant.  Please choose one date (or both if...

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April 2018

Sat, 04/07/2018 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

"The state-of-the-art of growing healthy fruit constantly evolves as we more fully perceive the holistic connections between our trees and all the life forces found in the orchard. A good...

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June 2018

Sat, 06/09/2018 - 10:00am to 4:30pm

Growing Great Cider in Virginia: a Conversation with Growers and Makers

Join Albemarle CiderWorks and a slew of special guests to discuss, debate, and brainstorm the past,...

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