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Plant Selection

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Date:

2018-01-20


Hours:

2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.


Location:

Common Ground Garden, 687 Arastradero Road, Palo Alto 94306


Cost:

$30 ($25 Early-bird; purchase before December 20)


Description:

Learn to plant your own backyard orchard! This class is the third part of our ‘Home Orchard’ series, including ‘Summer Fruit Tree Thinning and Pruning for Quality’ (6/17/2017), ‘Fall Fruit Tree Pruning for Beauty and Bounty’ (10/14/2017), and ‘Bare-root Fruit Tree Planting’ (this class). Puchase your tickets early and save! Do you know how to choose an appealing apricot tree? How to care for a mulberry? How much water a pomegranate tree needs in this drought? This workshop is your chance to learn hands-on what an arborist sees when selecting and caring for fruit trees. Tom Cronin, a masterful arborist, will take you into the garden to plant some trees and learn about… ◾Bare root definition ◾Tree/plant selection ◾Timing of plantings ◾Hole size and planting depth ◾How to fertilize trees best ◾Water basin and watering requirements, especially in the drought ◾Critter protection (including gophers, deer, squirrels, birds, rats, raccoons, etc.)


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Common Ground Garden


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Comments:

Tom Cronin has gardened for over 25 years, and he is extensively involved in a number of local projects, such as City Trees and Incredible Edible Redwood City. To read all about his experience, visit his website, Tom’s Edible Gardens.


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