Pruning Field Day

Learn the hows and whys of pruning, and bring your questions to this informative event.

Saturday, March 11th from 12 to 3PM

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 19th from Noon to 3PM.

The Blue Star Barn at NSO:
3232 Limestone Rd. Cochranville, PA 19330

Call 484-502-7360 if you need help finding us

Parking, walkways, buildings, and restrooms are all handicapped-accessible.

The farm itself is not handicapped accessible (walking only over grassy terrain: not wheelchair, walker, or stroller-friendly), so keep that in mind if you are considering attending this event.

We’ll be indoors (heated) for a little bit in the beginning, but mostly we’ll be outdoors and hiking all around the 20-acre farm.

Plan to dress appropriately for the weather (layers, boots, etc.)

Warm drinks and restrooms will be available for your comfort!

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!

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), and costs $25 per person. We'll limit to 20 total attendees so everyone can get up close and personal to the trees in question.

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!

 

Please contact us if you have any questions