Two sessions covering different topics
Glynwood presents a two session, two different topic workshop on Growing Your Own Fruit. Session one, conducted by Charles Day, the Ruth Rea Howell, Horticultural Interpreter at Wave Hill, takes place on Saturday, March 24, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Session 1 will cover:
- Site Assessment: sunlight, soils, wind exposure, water and air drainage
- Tree/Bush Assessment (both new and pre-existing)
- Types of Fruit for the Northeast: apples (not easy), pears, apricots, peaches, figs, raspberries, strawberries, blueberries, currants, gooseberries
- Pruning (classroom and demos)
Sessions 1 and 2 cover different topics, so participants will benefit from attending either or both.
To ensure getting notification if the workshop is postponed due to bad weather, please register in advance by calling 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. There is a snow date of April 14.
Charles Day has 25 years of fruit growing experience in The UK and U.S. He is currently the Gardener Interpreter at Wave Hill in the Bronx. 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.
Photo courtesy of Wave Hill website