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March 24, 2018
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
The Farm at Franklin Pierce School District
9516 Waller Road East
Tacoma, WA 98446
$10 per class
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Fruit Tree Education Series: Pollinators

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Pollination is crucial for getting a abundant harvest. Learn about pollinator allies and how to promote them in your home orchard.

The Fruit Tree Education Series is a comprehensive 7-part series focused on organic fruit tree care. Topics include grafting, pruning, and creating a healthy orchard ecosystem. All classes are taught by knowledgeable arborists and local specialists.

Participants can enroll in the full 7-part series for a comprehensive introduction to fruit tree care or choose to register for individual classes. $60 for the entire class ($10 savings) or $10 for each individual class.

*No one will be turned away due to lack of funds. Contact Aaron Gibson at to request a scholarship and discuss work-trade arrangements.

Upcoming Classes

  • March 17, Grafting; Learn about various kinds of fruit trees, their needs, and which varieties can be grafted to others for single trees that produce multiple kinds of fruit. To register for Grafting Click here
  • May 19, Pest & Disease Control; Pests and diseases are an inevitable part of gardening and tree care. Learn how to set up your fruit trees for success so they are healthy and protected, and how to revive diseased and pest-ridden trees. To register for Pest & Disease Control Click here
  • June 9, Summer Pruning; Pruning in the summer requires a different approach than pruning other times during the year. It is especially important because the summer is when next year’s buds are formed. To register for Summer Pruning Click here
  • September 8, Espalier; Learn about espalier, a term for a fruit tree whose branches are trained to grow flat against a wall, supported on a lattice or a framework of stakes.To register for Espalier Click here