Fruit Tree Pruning Course
Sat 18th or 25th Feb 2017
Tutor: Tim Harland
** FULLY BOOKED **
ABOUT THE COURSE
A practical, hands-on learning experience in how to prune various fruit and nut trees so that they are healthy and productive. Including some brief theory sessions in the classroom, this pruning course will be very practical giving participants the chance to experience the pruning process for themselves at our beautiful 55-acre woodland educational Centre in the heart of the South Downs National Park By the end of the course you will understand why we prune our fruit and nut trees, what equipment to use and when is the best time to cut them back.
THE COURSE WILL GIVE PARTICIPANTS
WHO IS THIS COURSE SUITABLE FOR?
No experience is necessary but due to the specific nature of the course, it will appeal to experienced gardeners, professionals and beginners alike.
WHAT TO BRING
Please just keep an eye on the weather and dress appropriately for being outside all day. There will be lots of practical activity but also some watching and listening.
Please bring some lunch for yourself or lunch can be bought in the Beech Cafe on site.
Please bring a sharp pair of sharp secateurs.
We will be providing light refreshments (tea, coffee, hot chocolate, biscuits and fruit) throughout the day and fresh water will be available.
ABOUT THE TUTOR
Tim Harland is co-founder of both Permaculture Magazine and Permanent Publications. He is a wealth of knowledge regarding productivity and working with nature to provide the best possible yield. Tim has most recently featured on Monty Don's BBC programme, 'Big Dreams Small Spaces', with his inspirational Forest Garden.