This half-day, indoor, event will feature guest speakers on useful fruit tree care information. Plus learn about how the Urban Farm Fruit Tree Program works, and all the cool new things we have added this year.
This Year’s Guest Speakers:
Emily Rockey – The Dirt Girl
– Life Begins in the Soil –
Get the down-and-dirty details on building healthy, living soil using simple organics like compost and mulch. Healthy roots yield healthy fruit, so let’s dig into the fascinating world of soil including the critical role played by beneficial microbes.
Jake Mace – The Vegan Athlete
– Longevity Gardens Before & After! –
Learn how Jake has used free wood chips to transform his yard into a lush desert oasis with over 200 fruiting trees and plants. He will present before and after pictures of his gardens, show the four different stages of wood chip breakdown and explain his magical Mace Mix and what it can do for your garden.
Greg Peterson – The Urban Farmer
– Backyard Orchard Culture –
Fruit trees appeal to the lazy gardener, as one planting reaps a bounty for many years to come. Discovering just what works and how to pick a perfect fruit tree for your yard can be perplexing. In this talk, Greg walks you through the most important things to know about growing fruit trees in your yard.
Rafael de Grenade, Ph.D.
– Think Like Your Food Forest –
Learn all about Edible Forests, their benefits, ways to “think like a forest” including permaculture design strategies, multiple species / multiple layers, plus using edible forests as cultural memory preserves.
—-Special drawings for—-
>> Fruit Trees Certificates, $45 value each
>> Mace Mix Bundle Certificates, $35 value each
>> Dave Wilson Ball Caps
>> Fruit Tree or Garden Phone Consults with Greg Peterson,
$95 value (actual worth: priceless)
…. and maybe a few other surprises