Rescheduled for October 16
Restoration Field Day: Agroforestry
This program has been resceduled for October 16
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The 2023 Restoration Field Day is a series of field demonstrations and workshops on agroforestry and ecological restoration. Participants will tour Riveredge agroforestry operations and speak to regional experts on topics ranging from native crop production to wildlife management. The Restoration Field Day is a gathering for ecological practitioners, vendors, property owners, naturalists, and students of all ages. This full-day workshop will make ecological management accessible to everyone.
Members: $55 | Non-members: $65
Enrolled College Students: $30
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April 22 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Tree Planting Workshop
Everything You Need to Know About Planting a Tree
Come learn everything you need to know about planting a tree! From small sized root stock to large potted established trees, we’ll go over everything you need to consider to set you and your tree up for success. Come with your questions and your goals. We’ll cover: site location, site prep, how to plant, what kind of tree to plant, how to take care of your tree and more.
FREE! Space is limited, please pre-register by April 22 at 8:00 am
March 21 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Pruning Field Workshop
This pruning workshop is entirely outside and designed to elevate tree and shrub care for both professionals, and beginners. An emphasis will be given on old apple trees this time of year as we will be actively pruning an old forgotten orchard. You will be introduced to the basics of plant biology and structure, responses to the basic types of pruning cuts, pruning standards, timing, how to successfully restore previously mal-pruned trees, common mistakes, disease issues, proper tools and safety procedures to use. This is a workshop where you will actively improve and practice your pruning skills.
Members: $55 | Non-members: $65
Pre-registration required by March 20 at 11:59 pm
March 25 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Apple Tree Grafting
with Dan Bussey
Apple Historian Dan Bussey is widely known for his expertise as the author of The Illustrated History of Apples In the US and Canada and his previous work as Orchard Manager for Seed Savers Exchange. Dan has been dedicated to the preservation and management of heirloom species, and has brought many of them back from the brink of extinction. Although his work chronicles 16,350 apple varietal listings, he will be working with us to share the diversity of apples at the Riveredge Farm.
Participants will learn how to graft 3 species of apples, currently growing at our permaculture Farm, onto M-2 semi-dwarf root stock. Registered participants get to take home and plant their 3 grafted apple trees.
Members: $100 | Non-members: $115
Pre-registration required by March 24 at 11:59 pm