Demonstration Farm & Orchard: Sustainable & Biodynamic Orchard Care and Prunning

Sustainable and Biodynamic Orchard Care and Pruning with Daniel Nicholson

Date: Sunday, March 19th

Time: 1200-330pm

Location: Demonstration Farm & Orchard in Grass Valley


Workshop Includes:

• Tree meditation

• History of Fruit Trees 

• What to grow in the Sierras

• Orchard Establishment

• Site Assessment

• Tree selection: Research pollination requirements, Commercial (or specialty, or value added, Homestead, Other (heirloom collection, unique climactic challenges of region, bio diversity, etc.)

• Field prep
• Planting
• Irrigation

• Orchard cover

• Fall and winter dormant sprays if necessary sulfur/copper), but should be avoided 

• Spring foliar sprays at leaf break, petal fall, and up to harvest (Fish, Kelp, compost tea, horn manure, Neem oil)

• Thinning Fruit

• Pests and their treatments

• Animals- deer, birds, gophers

• Fungus- powdery mildew, mold, rust, leaf scab, peach leaf curl, leaf spot mold

• Frost

• Tools for tree care

• Why prune? 


$25 Workshop Fee includes a catered lunch. Vegetarian Soup, Sprouted Salad, Fresh Sourdough & Beverage

Location: TBA upon reserving your spot

Space is limited to 20.


More info can be found here