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Organic Apple Growing Class

Michael Fields Agricultural Institute is hosting a workshop on organic apple tree management, grafting, and pruning on Friday, March 16, 2018, from 9:00 to 3:30, $40/participant. This workshop will be led by well-known organic apple grower Deirdre Birmingham; she helped establish the Midwest Organic Fruit Growing Network and has years of experience as an orchardist.  (http://www.theciderfarm.com/cider-farm-public-television-2/)

The morning will focus on organic pest management. After lunch, we will go outside for a hands-on pruning lesson, followed by an indoor apple grafting workshop.  Every participant will go home with at least one and probably two apple trees that they have just grafted, for planting this spring.

This workshop is designed for individuals, school gardeners and community gardeners who manage trees non-commercially.

Location: The Big Brown Brown and Orchard at Michael Fields Agricultural Institute
W2493 Country Rd ES
East Troy, WI 53120


Please note that the UW-Madison’s Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems is holding an Apple School March 16-18 – targeting commercial start-up apple operations.