Classes

Event 

Title:
Fruit Tree Care for your Home Landscape
When:
Tuesday, July 12, 2011  6:00pm - 7:30pm
Category:
Classes

Description

$15 members, $25 nonmembers

MSHS Classroom, 2705 Lincoln Drive, Roseville.

 This class will cover caring for fruit trees in your yard.  Learn about cultivar and rootstock selection, growth and bearing behavior, size control strategies, disease and insect management, managing fruit load, multi-year renovation strategy, homeowner’s goals & site analysis.

 Instructor:  A professional horticulturist for 30 years, Jeffrey Johnson is a Landscape Gardener with the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. He is a woody plants specialist maintaining the tree and shrub collections.  Jeffrey has managed the Horticulture Research Center's orchards and the Landscape Plants Breeding Program nurseries.

This class is cosponsored by Fruits of the City, an initiative of The Minnesota Project.  For more information, go to www.mnproject.org/food-FruitsOfTheCity.html.

Fruits of the City, a Minnesota Project initiative, seeks to increase the availability of fresh, local produce to those populations that have limited access to it. Gleaning is our primary method for working toward our stated goal. The first step in our gleaning program consists of locating homeowners who have fruit trees, but don’t want or need all their trees’ fruit production. From there, we organize groups of trained volunteers to harvest, or “glean”, that fruit for food shelf donation. In the past 2 years we have donated over 39,000 pounds of fruit. Our goal for 2011 is 36,000 pounds. If you have a tree you think might work well for the program, or if you would like to help us glean, please call Heidi at 651-789-3321 or email her at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it   

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