2023 Summary One day fruit classes dates Feb to Aug for 2 venues
Click the list of our many classes in fruit growing and management (and veg) these are suitable for all levels. see file at bottom of page
Classes Monbulk & Kancoona in Nth East Vic 1/2 hour past Myrtleford
1 Heritage Fruit tree class, the basics
This class covers the BASICS all about the Species & variety selection, grafting, plus rootstock selection for your conditions. Grafting techniques for new trees or adding more vars to your existing ones. Peter will demonstrate methods of grafting to use for the diff purposes on the day.
Then tour of 1000+ varieties here onsite.
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Monbulk May or 7th Kancoona May 28th
2 Bio-dynamic compost making & soils for trees
Fruit trees need a certain compost, this will supply all nutrients plus aid pest & disease reduction, we will learn about & MAKE a BD hot compost heap suitable for fruit or for the veggie patch.
Monbulk March or 19th Kancoona March 26
3 Design your own orchard
Design from a back yard, to a full orchard or even a food forest & decide what tree goes where and why so each one helps with best growing for that species of fruit
Design how you would fill your own netted enclosure
Lots of valuable notes with this class
Monbulk June 11th or Kancoona June 25th
4 Winter vs Summer pruning
Tips & tricks to reduce workload, reduce disease entry and create fruit or rejuvenate old trees. Focus on the advantages of pruning at the correct time to control disease, fruit & tree size, We also look at how to get the right tree first so reducing the workload for the next 50 years of fruiting.
Monbulk Feb 19th or Kancoona July 16th
5 Critical care of fruiting trees
Now includes netted enclosure design and the new netting rules for Urban
Why is one month the most critical for watering, what to do to prepare for good fruit & bud set this season and the next, the importance of swales. Pest management for fruit trees
Design your own netted enclosure, these are fox, bat, possum, rabbit & bird proof, even in NSW we have designed one to be Goanna proof. see why they are also great for self-managed systems reducing the workload enormously discuss the new laws in regards to netting in Victoria.
Monbulk July 2nd or Kancoona August 13th
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