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Fruit Tree Classes

Sunday, Dec 9th, 2018 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM

25.00

Fruitstitute's Seasonal Fruit Tree Care - Citrus 101

Location: The Orchard, 3800 Homer Street, Los Angeles, CA 90031

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Class 2: Where to Begin
Fruit Tree Selection and Planting

This is a unique opportunity to gain hands on experience in the art of backyard orcharding (growing fruit for non-commercial purposes). In this workshop you will learn:

-How to choose the right tree for the right space
-Site considerations & species considerations
-When to plant a tree in Souther California
-How to plant a tree: "$50 hole for a $5 tree"

Where to Begin Fruit Tree Selection and Planting is the second class in our seasonal fruit tree care workshop series, the only course of its kind in Los Angeles. Workshops will take place in the picturesque orchard at the Heritage Square Museum orchard. Over the course of one year, we will cover seasonal care of citrus, stone fruit and pommes while providing the orchard the care they need to stay happy healthy and productive. 

Those who attend all workshops will gain a comprehensive education in backyard orcharding. The series is comprised of 7 workshops:

- Citrus Tree Care 101 (Nov)
- Tree Selection and Planting (Dec/Jan)
- Weekend Pruning Intensive (end of Jan)
- Fruit Tree Nutrition (March) 
-Summer Pruning, I & II (May and July)
-Fall Tree Care and Winterizing (Sept) 


Workshops will be co-hosted by Fig Earth Supply, an all edibles organic nursery located in Highland Park and Heritage Square Museum, a living history museum that explores the settlement and development of Southern California from the Civil War to the early 20th Century. The event will take place in the Orchard at Heritage Square Museum.

About Fruitstitute: 
Fruitstitute is the only fruit tree specific service in Los Angeles. By providing fruit tree care and education to backyard growers, we take this knowledge out of the orchard and into your backyard. Founded by local fruit tree expert, Joanna Glovsinky, our mission is to create a culture change in the LA landscape and pioneer a new fruitscape.  

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Fruitstitute's Seasonal Fruit Tree Care - Citrus 101

Learn the secret to growing juicy fruit in your own backyard!

This is a unique opportunity to gain hands on experience in the art of backyard orcharding (growing fruit for non-commercial purposes). Workshops will be co-hosted by Fig Earth Supply, an all edibles organic nursery located in Highland Park and Heritage Square Museum, a living history museum that explores the settlement and development of Southern California from the Civil War to the early 20th Century. The event will take place in the Orchard at Heritage Square Museum,

The series is the only one of it's kind in Los Angeles beginning with the Citrus Tree Care 101 workshop! Over the course of one year, we will cover seasonal care of citrus, stone fruit and pommes, which are the varieties at the museum orchard. Those who attend all workshops will gain a comprehensive education in backyard orcharding.

The bi-monthly series contains seven workshops covering backyard orchard care: Citrus Tree Care 101, Tree Selection and Planting, Weekend Pruning Intensive, Fruit Tree Nutrition and Citrus Pruning, Summer Pruning (May and July), Fall Tree Care and Winterizing.

Citrus 101

Learning Objectives:

Citrus basics & the specifics of a citrus tree care (i.e. tree physiology)

Intro to Integrated Pest Management (IPM)

What and why is canopy sanitization

How and when to prune for canopy sanitization

Fruit thinning – when, why and how it’s done

Intro to pruning tools, tool care and pruning cuts

Hands-On Portion:

Citrus canopy sanitization

Clean trees of dead wood, debris

Reduce size of trees to create 3” – 6” of canopy clearance

Raise skirt of trees 4” – 6” from soil

Thin fruit

FAQs

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

Children are not advised to attend.

Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

Yes.

Other Requirements:

*There will be 45 minute break for lunch. Please bring lunch. Water and snacks provided.

**Wear closed toed shoes and sunglasses.