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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 2014

Sat, 02/15/2014 - 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. Tom Burford and the Vintage Virginia Apples staff instruct...

Cost: $35.00
Sat, 02/22/2014 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

Since apples do not reproduce true from seed, propagation depends on grafting the desired variety onto a reliable rootstock.   Expert hands-on instruction by Tom Burford and the Vintage...

Cost: $40.00

March 2014

Sat, 03/01/2014 - 9:00am to 4:30pm

Rich Marini, Tom Burford and the Vintage Virginia Apples staff will present a comprehensive, all day workshop on planning, managing and cultivating the home orchard. A tour of Rural Ridge Orchards...

Cost: $105.00

April 2014

Sat, 04/12/2014 - 10:00am to 4:30pm

Albemarle CiderWorks hosts a Cider Maker's Forum annually dedicated to promoting the art and science of  finely crafted fermented cider. 

This year's special guests include:

  • Ian...
Cost: $125.00

May 2014

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 9:00am to 4:00pm

No branch of horticulture is more rewarding perhaps than the cultivation of fruit trees.  Beautiful in the landscape, the fruit produced is even more rewarding, providing vital nutrients...

Cost: $130.00