Did you know that there is actually quite a bit of pruning and clean-up you can do to your fruit trees right in the middle of summer?
We’re not talking hard pruning, or life-altering cuts to your trees to reshape them and boost production, but fine tuning that gets them ready for a nice sleep and more fruit next year!
TUESDAY, AUGUST 21st.: 5:30 for chat and sandwiches, 6:00 on the ladders!
Starts at 733 25th Ave S.
Join the Colman Neighborhood Community Harvest for a HANDS-ON summer pruning workshop with Don Ricks, of the Piper Orchard. We’ll take a look at some new apple and quince trees, revisit the plum trees we worked on in our Spring Pruning workshop and then go tackle some unruly plums and too-tall pears.
Wear work clothes, bring gloves and pruning tools if you have them. Email knox.gard[email protected] if you have questions. PS: We will be looking for more volunteers to help us pick fruit to get to the St. Mary’s Food Bank, so if you think community harvest/gleaning is something you have time for, be sure to drop me a line!