The aim of this demonstration class is that you will leave it feeling confident to maintain your fruit trees. The preparation that is done in the colder months pays mighty dividends in the growing and harvesting seasons to come.
Learn all of the pruning techniques and needs of individual fruit trees from apples and plums to persimmons and pomegranates. And hear about what NOT to do!
Discover how to reduce and prevent pest and diseases that compromise your fruit production. Learn how to treat problems with different methods - organic/permaculture and conventional.
We also cover buying new fruit trees.
We are happy to be demonstrating how to clean and sharpen your pruning tools and other edged garden tools (spades etc). This workshop includes a hands-on practical component where you have the option to bring one of your own pruning tools along and learn to sharpen it.
Presented by Angelo Eliades
Angelo is presenter, trainer and writer in the areas of sustainable gardening and Permaculture. He is a passionate forest gardening advocate, and has a thriving demonstration Permaculture food forest garden in Melbourne’s inner northern suburbs which he regularly opens to the public.
With over a decade of experience in organic gardening, his specialty is designing and building food forests – sustainable intensive food production systems which utilize ecologically-based design principles for maximum productivity, minimum work and natural pest and weed control.
When he is not consulting, teaching, working in the retail nursery industry, or enjoying time in his own garden, he supports community gardening projects as a technical advisor, and runs the educational sustainable gardening website Deep Green Permaculture.
Class Booking Conditions
Bookings are considered final once payment is made, no refunds will be given for nonattendances. However, if at least 7 days notice is given of inability to attend, a transfer to an available class of equivalent value, or BAAG gift voucher can be organised, with a $10 administration fee applicable.
If there are insufficient numbers for a class it may be cancelled or postponed. In this case, you will be notified as soon as possible and given the option of a full refund or a BAAG gift voucher or a transfer to a class of equivalent value.
The instructor was so knowledgeable and the session was jam-packed with information. Very valuable for both experienced and novice gardeners.
I learnt a lot about winter pruning, which I knew was the traditional time to prune fruit trees. The class answered every question I had and helped me understand what to prune, when I should prune different trees, and WHY. It's a fantastic price for a 3hr class with a practical component to apply what we've learnt. The presenter is knowledgeable and passionate about his topic, which made it easy to listen intently and ask questions when we wanted something clarified. Bonus: we also learnt how to sharpen our secateurs!
I am a professional gardener and I found the fruit tree pruning course excellent. Although it confirmed most of what I knew I thought the level of detail was terrific.