Think Spring Presentation: Learn about growing Fruit!
THINK SPRING: Orchard Care Seminar
9 am – 12:30 pm, Saturday, January 21, 2012
McLoughlin Hall, Clackamas Community College, 19600 Molalla Ave, Oregon City, OR 97045
On Saturday, January 21, 2012 we have planned a great way to sweep away the cobwebs of winter and launch your mind into spring. A four-speaker forum starts at 9 AM and runs until 12:30 PM. Join HOS and other local home orchardists to socialize, trade notes, and hear some great speakers!
Register through Clackamas Community College. Cost is $15 per person. Call 503-594-3292 or email a request to firstname.lastname@example.org
and a registration form will be sent to you. Pre-registration is suggested. Registration will be allowed at the door the morning of the lecture, if there is room.
Our Publications Chairperson, Jodi Gurtov, will have a table full of useful books for sale to further enhance your ability to plan, select, plant and grow a satisfying and successful edible landscape.
Hope you will join us as we THINK SPRING!
Think Spring! Schedule of speakers
9–9:40 am Will Newman: Spring Soil Care for Fruit Trees
Don’t neglect the basis for all successful growing, your soil! Will is here to get us charged up about spring-appropriate soil amending, soil tests, and compost to feed your fruit trees.
9:50–10:30 Karen Tillou: How to Select the Best Fruit Varieties for YOU!
Good decision making ahead of time can prevent disappointment and frustration down the line. Learn to consider your needs, the fruit’s needs, and microclimate issues before planting, so you select the right fruit, and the most suitable varieties for your endeavors.
10:40–11:20 Monica Maggio: Planning your Fruiting Landscape
Site mapping and design preparations can help you better place fruiting plants in your yard and maximize your home’s fruit growing potential. Join the HOS Arboretum manager to learn more about planning your site and filling the gaps in your fruit garden!
11:30–12:30 Vern Nelson: Espalier techniques for the Home Orchard
Join Portland’s premier espalier master to learn about establishing, pruning and maintaining your espaliered fruit trees. Espalier is a great space-saving way to fit a lot of trees in a small space, and there are some specific techniques and tools that ensure your espaliered trees stay healthy and productive.