This full-day workshop will focus on cutting edge organic growing techniques based on the orchard as a biodiverse ecosystem. The program is intended for both seasoned fruit growers as well as those just planning a backyard orchard, and wishing to get off to a fruitful start with their plantings.
- Date: Sunday April 29, 2012
- Time: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
- Cost: Contact Pete at firstname.lastname@example.org or 908-689-3370
The morning session will delve deeply into the soil food web, how microorganisms in the soil affect woody plant growth, and how to manage a fungally dominated soil for optimal orchard health. Biological interactions ranging from the orchard floor understory to the canopy of the trees and their implications on nutrition and health will also be discussed.
Pete Tischler is an orchardist, nurseryman, fine furniture maker and educator with over 100 fruit trees of all varieties and too many berries to count in his orchard. Pete also sells, prunes and plants fruit trees and berry plants in the spring.
He has studied with Michael Phillips, Elaine Ingham, and Dave Jacke, and looks forward to sharing what he’s learned.
Pre-registration is required by contacting Pete at email@example.com or 908-689-3370.