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Free Pruning Workshop

March 29 @ 9:00 am 2:30 pm

Join us on March 29th, from 9-2:30pm, for a unique opportunity to learn fruit tree pruning from Jane Campbell while contributing to Whatcom County food security.

The workshop will take place at the CTK Food Share and Farm orchard. This small, privately owned orchard was donated to the CTK Food Share and Farm. All fruit produced on the trees goes to volunteers, food banks and food pantries around Whatcom County.

The CTK Gleaning team is managing sign-ups here

 Timely pruning is essential for: reducing and controlling disease and pest pressure; sculpting strong branch structure; and, increasing flower and fruit yields!

Jane is an experienced local landscaper and orchardist specializing in fruit tree training, maintenance and restoration pruning.

This is a great opportunity to learn how to prune your own trees while helping restore this donated orchard. What to expect: We will spend ~1hr lightly reviewing pruning theory and vocabulary, essential pruning tools and tool sharpening. Then we will dive into practicing techniques. This is our second year restoring this orchard.

All participants will be invited to return to the orchard in summer to learn summer thinning and pruning; and, again in the fall to bring in the harvest.

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