Pruning Basics and beyond
April 12th 2014
10:00 am – 12 pm, $30
or 10 am-3pm with lunch, $45
Pruning can strike fear in the hearts of even experienced gardeners, but it’s an essential skill to have to maintain plant health, maximize fruit quality and yield, and create your own personal garden look.
In the morning session, participants will learn the why, when and how of pruning garden shrubs and small fruit trees. The focus will be on basic techniques and becoming comfortable with the equipment. The afternoon class will include a Hillhouse farm signature yummy lunch, and allow participants to get some one on one experience with actual pruning,
Beginners to experienced gardeners will learn how proper and timely pruning can enhance garden health, and that pruning isn’t scary! Come to learn the basics or brush up on your existing skills.
This class is held both indoors in our stunning Hillhouse classroom, and outdoors, so dress for the weather .
Kyle Parks, Instructor
Kyle is a certified arborist and certified tree risk assessor. He has 12 years of experience in Arboriculture, tree nursery management, eco forestry, permaculture installation and management, orchards and residential pruning.
When and how much: Saturday, April 12th, 10am-12pm $30
or 10am-3pm with lunch included $45
To Bring: Please bring secateurs if you have them. Sturdy shoes and appropriate outdoor wear.