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Course details

Introduction to orchard management

Starts: 24 February 2013 10:00
Ends: 24 February 2013 15:00

The Community Farm, Woodbarn Farm, Denny Lane, Chew Magna, BS40 8SZ

This day workshop will be a thorough introduction to all aspects caring for apple trees – from planting and formative pruning of young trees through to restorative pruning of old, unproductive trees. The aim of this workshop is to give you the knowledge, skills and confidence to go away and effectively care for your own trees.

We will spend half of the day here at The Community Farm, working with our young apple trees (planted in February 2012) and then spend the second half of the day working with some more mature trees in a local orchard within the beautiful Westfield Farm, also in Chew Magna.

Tutor: Les Davies MBE
Les is a well known character around these parts – he has a wealth of experience and knowledge of the local area since his family have been working the land here for generations. He runs many educational tours and workshops and as a true Westcountry Man he has a great knowledge regarding orchards and all aspects of caring for apple trees. With Les’s charisma and apple expertise, this promises to be a fun and educational day out!

For more information about the workshop and how to book, please visit The Community Farm website.

Cost: £30 (members) / £35 (non-members)

Contact: T: 0117 3643123

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