Saturday February 23rd and March 2nd
9:30 – 11:30am, $60 general public, $54 Friends of the Farm
Register at www.newtoncommunityfarm.org
If you would like to grow fruit trees we can show you how to be successful. Join Sam Fogel for two classes, each two hours long and he will introduce you to the best varieties of fruit trees for Newton including apple, peach, pear, plum and cherry.
Discussions will focus on trees that are naturally resistant to fungal and bacterial diseases as well as how to prune and care for them. Catalogues from a few vendors of “bare-rooted trees” will also be discussed. The class will also visit the NCF orchard, while trees are dormant and note the tree characteristics of size and shape. Here participants will learn about the types of apple trees that can all be conveniently placed in pots or small garden areas. Finally, we’ll discuss garden pests and diseases, and how to outsmart them.
If you are considering growing your own fruit trees the basic requirement is to have a location with at least five hours of summer sun and you will soon need to order your new trees. Why not take this class to help you make informed choices?
Instructor: Sam Fogel
Location: Newton Community Farm