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Small Orchards – Getting Started with Fruit Trees

Saturday, January 26, 2019 - 9:00 am to 10:00 am

An apple tree

Workshop Description

Suggestions and fruit tree stories (both good and bad) for growers who want to plant 5 to 400 trees.

Lorne has been working with and around fruit trees for 60 years.

He’s seen a lot of different systems, types of trees and management types.

Learn how to plan up to 4 or 5 years ahead of planting trees and decide on location and soil conditions required.

Topics covered will include:

  • Site selection
  • Field Preparation
  • Tree Layout + preordering or grafting your own treestock
  • Maintenance
  • Machinery scaled to size of operation
  • Time management
  • Plan your market
Companion planting in an orchard.
Orchard in winter

Speaker: Lorne Jamieson

Lorne was the farm manager for Ignatius Farm during the transition to certified organic farming  and has been a farm consultant for 12 years.

Lorne Jamieson