Growing Your own Fruit Session 2
Saturday, April 28, 10:00 – 3:00, Office Building; $40
Charles Day, Ruth Rea Howell Horticultural Interpreter at Wave Hill, will conduct two 4-hour sessions about growing fruit. The format of both sessions is classroom in the morning and outdoor demos in the afternoon. Although the sessions are self-contained, you’ll probably want to attend both.
Session 2 will cover
- Types of Fruit for the Northeast: more detailed discussion than in Session 1
- Routine Tasks: control of grass, weeds, pests and diseases; pruning, nutrition, harvesting and storing
- Orchard Planning
- Preparation before Planting
- Planting (outdoor demo)
Advance registration will ensure you a seat. To register, call Anita Barber at 845-265-3338. The $40 workshop fee, which includes morning and lunchtime beverages, may be paid at the door or upon registration. Please bring your own lunch.
Charles Day has 25 years of fruit growing experience in The UK and US. He is currently the Gardener Interpreter at Wave Hill in the Bronx, NY. He has also worked IN the Fruit Department of the Royal Horticultural Society’s Garden at Wisley, and has been a lecturer at the New York Botanical Garden. As a commercial manager he ran large orchards of apples, pears and plums. He experimented with pruning techniques while at East Malling Research Station and cared for the UK’s National Fruit Collections at Brogdale in Kent.