Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Successfully growing fruit for your family becomes straightforward when you narrow the big picture down to getting the basics right.This workshop, led by expert Michael Phillips, of Lost Nation Orchard in northern New Hampshire, covers complementary sprays backed by biodiversity and soil health to set the stage for successfully growing tree fruit in the western Massachusetts/tri-state region. Learn how fungal disease becomes manageable with wise variety choices and enhanced soil biology. Even major insect challenges can be resolved safely when you perceive who, what, and when. All sorts of fruits–from apples and pears to peaches and cherries and onward to berries–make for a diverse home-orchard planting.
Instructor: Michael Phillips, of Lost Nation Orchard in northern New Hampshire, is the author of Mycorrhizal Planet:How Fungi and Plants Work Together to Create Dynamic Soils, The Apple Growers: A Guide for the Organic Orchardist, The Holistic Orchard: Tree Fruits and Berries the Biological Way.
BBG Members: $110, Non-Members: $125
Bring a bagged lunch
The Horticulture Certificate Program, a collaboration between Berkshire Botanical Garden and Berkshire Community College.