The New Backyard Orchard Workshop
Date: November 2, 2017
Time: 10:30 am to 4:00 pm
Location: Cameron Park Community Center
(Includes workshop materials and a light lunch.)
Download the Workshop Flyer.
Join the UCCE Master Gardeners of El Dorado County to learn about orchard development and tree care with three leading experts:
PHIL PURSEL is Dave Wilson Nursery’s Sales representative for the Central California / Bay Area Region. Phil has over 30 years experience helping growers plan and maintain successful orchards. Phil will discuss choosing tree varieties, planting, and managing trees for sustainable water use and ease of harvest.
TED DEJONG, UC Davis Professor Emeritus in Tree Crop Pomology, will explain the intricacies of healthy bud formation, pollination, and fruit development. Ted will help you understand how trees function, so you can make better-informed decisions in managing your orchard’s nutrient needs and harvest cycles.
CHUCK INGELS, Sacramento County Farm and Horticulture Advisor, conducts research, oversees programs at the Fair Oaks Horticulture Center, and was the lead technical editor/author of The Home Orchard: Growing Your Own Fruit and Nut Trees. Chuck will offer a fresh view on how to train trees in bush and espalier forms for optimal orchard health using least invasive methods, and how to use integrated pest management techniques when needed.