Master Gardener Program - Garden & Landscape Information
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UPCOMING PUBLIC WORKSHOPS
Nurturing the Soil and Vermiculture with Master Gardeners, Betty Massey, Pinky Collamer and Mary Ann Huff
January 11, 10:00 - 12:00, Greeley Hill Senior Citizens Hall, 10340 Fiske Road, Greeley Hill
Learn how and why to amend your soil using your own compost. Participants will have the opportunity to examine a variety of soil amendments and learn the basic steps to make compost using garden debris and kitchen scraps.
Register online for this FREE workshop to receive handouts and to be notified of any last minute changes.
Pruning Fruit Trees with Farm Advisor, Maxwell Norton
January 18, 10:00 - 12:00, 3185 River Haven Drive, Mariposa (Hwy 49 to Usona Road. 5 miles to a right on River Haven Dr. Don't use GPS to get here as it will route you to a very bad dirt road)
The optimum time to prune fruit trees is when they are dormant between December - February. Maxwell with demonstrate pruning of fruit trees to encourage them to be structurally sound, easy to care for and help them produce high quality fruit.
Register Here for this FREE workshop to receive handouts and to be notified of any last minute changes.
Suggested reading in conjunction with Maxwell’s class on pruning home orchards
Surf around and become familiar with the following web sites:
I have posted some publications on pruning, budding and grafting at
“Tree Biology & Topics in Orchard Management” section of
The CA Backyard Orchard
Download and save:
http://anrcatalog.ucdavis.edu/pdf/8057.pdf (pruning fruit trees)
http://anrcatalog.ucdavis.edu/pdf/8058.pdf (pruning overgrown trees)
The following book has a chapter on pruning and is available for purchase at the Cooperative Extension office for $25 The Home Orchard UC ANR publication 3485
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