PISCATAQUIS CO., Maine — The Piscataquis County Soil and Water Conservation District (PCSWCD) is hosting C.J. Walke, Orchard Specialist at the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association, for a hands-on workshop on pruning fruit trees. The workshop is scheduled for Saturday, March 2nd, with a snow date on Sunday, March 3rd.
Whether you are starting a small orchard, have a few older trees growing in the front yard or would like to plant fruit trees, this workshop will give you the skills to prune any age or sized tree. This workshop is all about hands-on learning and participants will be out in an orchard actively pruning with C.J. offering guidance and instruction. Participants will leave feeling confident and ready to tackle their trees at home. Additionally, the workshop will address techniques to help increase fruit yield, protect trees from disease and pests, and help your trees flourish.
C.J. Walke has years of experience teaching and mastering organic orcharding practices, and has worked alongside many orcharding experts, such as John Bunker of FEDCO Trees and Michael Phillips, author of The Holistic Orchard, among others. He has taught orcharding workshops on grafting, pruning, pest management, restoring and revitalizing old trees, and much more.
Registration is required to attend this workshop and is limited to 30 participants.Each year, the PCSWCD has seen these popular workshops fill to capacity quickly, so we encourage folks who are interested in attending to be sure to register soon.
To register, contact the Piscataquis County Soil and Water Conservation District at 207-564-2321 ext. 3 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about this workshop or any of our programs and to register online, please visit our website, or like and follow us on Facebook or Instagram.
–Piscataquis County Soil and Water Conservation District
Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry
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