[nafex] Backyard and Beginning Commerical Fruit Workshop

Ed Fackler rocmdw at aye.net
Mon Feb 11 05:56:32 EST 2002


Good Morning, NAFEX

      This is to anounce a one day workshop on Backyard and Small Commercial Fruit Production.

     Date of Workshop:  Saturday, Feb. 16, 2002  (9 am through 4:30 pm)

     Location:  Virginia Vintage Orchard, Rural Ridge, VA.

     Topics to be covered:

     1.  Planning the Orchard including Site Selection, Soils, Size of Planting and Varieties.

     2.  Pest Management Approaches.

     3.  Marketing Approaches including Roadside Retail, U-Pick and Farm Markets.

     4.  Pruning Techniques.  A walking demo including both semi-dwarf trees and dwarf on trellis.

     5.  General Cultural Requirements including Pollination, Harvest/storage and Weed Control.

     6.  An Overview of Common Mistakes.

     This workshop is being hosted by Charlotte Shelton.  Among others, Tom Burford will deliver
his vast experience on many topics above.

     For more detail, contact Ms. Shelton at 804-297-2326 or email her at fruit at vintagevirginiaapples.com.

     As a side note, this is an excellent opportunity to learn firsthand from folks who are willing to share 
decades of experience.

Ed, So. Indiana, heaven!


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