Grow Your Own Organic Apples
November 1, 2014
10:00 am – 1:00 pm
According to the USDA's Economic Research Service (ERS) the average American consumes approximately 50.6 pounds of apples per year, but only 37 % or 18.6 pounds are consumed by eating fresh whole apples. The remaining 63% is all processed food as in apple juice, applesauce, and of course apple pie. While store prices for fresh apples are reasonable, nothing can compare to a fresh organic apple from a tree in your backyard. No, we are not saying it is a breeze to grow good organic apples. But we are saying it is possible and we are willing to teach you how to do it. Participants will learn about most appropriate tree varieties, site preparation, planting technique, food, water and pruning needs of young trees and various trellis systems.
Instructor: Don Jantzi and Jeff Moyer