A FRUIT DAY ----JUNE 5 2021
Workshops - Fruit Planting & Propagation Saturday JUNE 4, 2022
FRUIT, NUTS and BERRIES...............WORKSHOP A..................COST $100
Many are buying small farms to escape the stresses of Covid in the city ...and many are planning their own food production. Thus requests for advice on fruit growing has exploded and internet is full of bad advice. Anyone who is planning a farm orchard or a backyard fruitscape should first come to this 2 hr workshop and ask all your questions (10 -12 noon). We discuss small farm orchards, permaculture orchards, food forests, agroforestry and city or urban fruitscapes.. Even if you are planning to start first time fruit growing in your backyard this workshop will help with your decisions. We will explain how to choose the right varieties(genetics) for your requirements and also those that we have found can be grown organically with no sprays. We explain how to choose varieties to match your soil and climate conditions. How to plant a fruit tree properly, when is best for transplant success, where to plant on your property and why you should planting fruit trees for your family..... and the rest of the planet!
FRUIT PROPAGATION...............WORKSHOP B...............COST $100
The afternoon propagation session (1-3 pm) will show how you can use fruit seeds or cuttings or scions or buds to propagate your favourite fruit varieties or to create new exciting fruit varieties. We will offer all participants a variety of propagating materials to experiment with at home. We are the only nursery/farm in Canada that offers this type of fruit preservation workshop. We hope to inspire participants to make fruit plant propagation part of their future plans for food security ......once you get the mother plants and you know how to propagate them....you are now in control of your food supply.
This year might be the last for me..... at 76 yrs old and COVID virus in sneaky pursuit of my body?
As societal interest in preserving frogs to butterflies increases...sadly the interest in preserving our own CANADIAN fruit heritage is declining rapidly.
In 2022 we estimate that 95% of the fruit you eat will come from far away places and is quite often "contaminated" with various amounts of pesticides/germs/etc.......maybe even COVID virus.
EACH WORSHOP IS $100 ....let us know which you are choosing
You must also be wary of the 5% Canadian grown fruit!!!!
There are GMO apples starting to flood the marketplace and because climate change is causing increased growing problems then most Canadian grown fruit must be heavily sprayed with pesticides, fungicides, herbicides, etc....much like the imported fruit.