Come on our brilliant new orcharding course and learn everything you need to know about managing community orchards. You will benefit from our team of experienced orchardists and the course starts in August 2018.
We will teach on 12 Saturdays over seven months, giving you a wonderful opportunity to learn a wide range of seasonally appropriate skills. In addition you can attend practical, reinforcement days.
The course is reasonably priced and there are options for paying less if you are aged 16-24, or able to volunteer for us.
Orcharding Course Dates – Saturdays, 9.30-4.30
|25th Aug||4||Pruning and Grafting||Gemma Sturges, Tom Adams|
|1st Sep||1||History/physiology / tree id||Stephanie Irvine, Jo Homan|
|8th Sep||1||Biodiv, P&D||Russell Miller|
|15th Sep||3||Vet orchard survey||Steve Oram|
|13th Oct||3||Apple ID||Bob Lever|
|3rd Nov||1||Soil||Lewis McNeill, Jo Homan|
|17th Nov||4||Survey and design||Jo Homan|
|1st Dec||2||Group work||Ryan O’Kane|
|12th Jan||4||Resilient planting||Bryn Thomas, Jo Homan|
|26th Jan||2||Pruning / tree planting||Ella Hashemi, Jo Homan|
|9th Feb||3||Vet pruning||Russell Miller|
|16th Mar||2||Grafting||Lewis McNeill, Jo Homan|