Pruning Field Day

Caring for fruit trees means that you also have to prune them. But how do you know what to cut off? If you have a backyard orchard (or just a tree or two) and want to brush up on your pruning skills, come out to the farm to learn the basics from our resident expert, Farmer Ike. Come with your questions!

Farmer Ike will be giving demonstrations on how (and why) to make those crucial cutting decisions on apple, pear, peach, and plum trees, as well as grapevines.

Attendees will receive a handout of resources including a list of tools and where to buy them as well as organizations and books you can turn to for further reference.

This Field Day is suitable for interested adults and teens (children will likely be bored). You need not be a fruit grower to enjoy this session, but if you are, it’ll be mighty helpful for your backyard fruit-growing efforts!

Details:

When: Sunday, March 11th, noon to 3PM

Where: Meet at the Classroom near the Blue Star Barn (watch for signs) at 3232 Limestone Rd. Cochranville, PA 19330

Dress/Weather: We’ll be indoors for a little bit, but mostly we’ll be outdoors and hiking all around the 20-acre farm. Plan to dress appropriately for the weather (layers, boots, etc.)

Rain/Snow date: We will email you the night prior to the Field Day if we need to change plans due to weather. Currently the alternate date will be Sunday, March 18th, noon to 3PM

Registration: $25 per attendee, limited to 20 people.

If you have any questions contact us