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Winter Fruit Tree Pruning Workshop at the EcoHouse — FULL

Sunday | February 07, 2016 | 12:00 pm — 2:00 pm

Note: This workshop is full — please email if you would like to be informed of similar workshops in the future. 

Also, please bring your own pruning tools to Sunday’s workshop. The teacher will help clean and sharpen one tool per person. There will be a few tools on site for anyone who does not have their own to use. 

Want to learn how to better take care of your fruit trees, or interested in picking up tips for a future fruit tree garden? Join expert teacher John Valenzuela for this hands-on winter fruit tree pruning class held in a permaculture-based food forest garden at the EcoHouse.

This class will include theory of tree growth, nature’s pruning, and how to maximize health and productivity. The teacher will demonstrate various techniques for different species of trees and allow students to practice hands-on tree pruning with professional guidance.

We will have established fruit trees on-site to use as demonstration and practice. The teacher will also offer tips on how to get your trees started right. We will also discuss collection of scion wood for propagation. Handouts are included with class.

Teacher John Valenzuela is a horticulturist, consultant, and educator specializing in fruit trees and food forests, working throughout the Bay Area. He also serves as chairperson for the Golden Gate Chapter of the California Rare Fruit Growers. He is owner of Cornucopia Food Forest Gardens — growing an ecosystem of abundance.

Space is limited, sign up online in advance to ensure a spot in the class. Rain date — February 13, 2016.

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Cost: $15 – $25
Event Phone: 510-548-2220 x239
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Please contact organizer for wheelchair accessibility information.

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