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Saturday, July 16, 2016 from 10am-1pm
Bud Grafting Saturday July 16th, 10am - 1pm SE Portland, Powellhurst-Gilbert neighborhood In this hands-on workshop you will learn the basic techniques of bud grafting (budding). This method of grafting will allow you to combine different varieties and species of fruit into a single tree more quickly and with greater success rates than other grafting methods. This fun workshop will be an opportunity for you to gain a basic understanding of different bud grafting methods and when they should be used. About the instructor: Rick Shory has always worked with plants. In addition to gardening, he has grown and pruned fruit trees, including over 30 years experience grafting. In 2010, he returned to the Pacific Northwest after ten years in Colorado, where he worked in environmental field research and had a home orchard and permaculture. His botanical specialization is grasses. The location address and other details will be provided after you register. Register at: http://civi.portlandfruit.org/civicrm/event/register?id=1585&reset=1
Saturday, January 30, 2016 from 10am-1pm
Espalier Pruning & Training Workshop with Portland Fruit Tree Project Saturday January 30th, 10am - 1pm SE Portland, Powellhurst-Gilbert neighborhood This fun workshop will be an opportunity to learn what it takes to establish a proper espalier training system for your fruit tree and what pruning cuts you need to make to maintain that structure. You'll also be able to gain some practice pruning on espaliered trees under skilled supervision at this event. To attend this workshop we ask that you already have a basic understanding of pruning. If you do not have a basic understanding of pruning, please attend one of our Winter Pruning workshops. Click here to register now: http://civi.portlandfruit.org/civicrm/event/register?cid=0&reset=1&id=1556 About the instructor: Ben Gibson has been working with trees since he was a skidder operator as a teenager. Since 2008, he has been working in the urban arboriculture field. He has taken on the roles of ISA Certified Climbing Arborist, Crew Lead, and Salesman. In April 2013, he started his own small business as "The Tree Nerd." This allows his to focus on the beauty and long term health of trees. He specializes in ornamental pruning of all kinds, and is happy to share his passion and knowledge of trees with any who will listen. The location address and other details will be provided after you register. Click here to register now:http://civi.portlandfruit.org/civicrm/event/register?cid=0&reset=1&id=1556
Tuesday, July 15, 2014 from 5:30-8:30pm
Summer Pruning Tuesday July 15th, 5:30pm - 8:30pm SE Portland, Powellhurst-Gilbert neighborhood In this hands-on workshop you will learn the basics of summer pruning in order to increase the health and abundance of local fruit trees! Summer Pruning is a great time to de-invigorate an overgrown tree and encourage the continued development of fruiting laterals.This fun workshop will be an opportunity to gain a basic understanding of the different types of pruning cuts and when these cuts should be used. About the instructor: Monica Maggio's mission is to continually harness and cultivate her inner plant nerd in ways that benefit the greater Portland metro community. As a Master Gardener & OSU Extensions Services instructor, former Arboretum Manager for the Home Orchard Society, and current owner of Core Home Fruit Services, she has seen firsthand how people take better care of plants once they know they can eat them! Monica is equally skilled and active outside the classroom as a professional fruit growing expert. She offers pruning, consultation, and coaching services for all tree fruits, berries, and ornamental plants. For more info on Monica's services and how she can help you grow your own fruit at home, visit: www.corehomefruit.com The location address and other details will be provided after you register.
Tuesday, May 20, 2014 from 5:30-8:30pm
Spring Pest & Disease Management/Fruit Thinning Sunday June 1st, 1:00pm - 4:00pm NE Portland, East Columbia neighborhood In this hands-on workshop you will learn the basics of springtime pest and disease assessment and fruit thinning to increase the health and abundance of local fruit trees! This fun workshop will be an opportunity to gain a basic understanding of the different types of pests and diseases commonly found in the Portland area as well as the importance and how-to of fruit thinning. If you have samples of pest and/or disease affected fruit, leaves, or twigs - please bring them to the workshop in a sealed container so we can try to ID them. About the instructor: Heidi Noordijk studied horticulture at Michigan State University and Cornell University - specializing in pomology (tree fruits). Heidi has participated in research projects involving apple tree physiology, berry production, and tree fruit entomology. Heidi has also worked on various orchards and farms in the PNW and east coast.Heidi currently works for OSU's Small Farms program. The location address and other details will be provided after you register.