Course Schedule

IMG_0907The following classes are happening during the 2017 seasons. If your community group, school, non-profit, or business is interested in scheduling seminar or workshop contact me today. Stay posted for future class listings and CLICK HERE TO LEARN ABOUT SEMINARS.

 NMSFC Farm School Session II: Propagating and Cultivating Fruit & Nut Plants

Friday, January 27th, 2017
11:00-12:30 PM
Registration fee: free w/ Farm School admission; learn more at: www.smallfarmconference.com/farm-school
Grand Traverse Resort
100 Grand Traverse Village Blvd, Acme, MI 49610

In this course we’ll take a look at propagating fruit and nut trees, berry bushes, and more. Learn cost effective strategies to produce your own nursery stock and how this can tie into integrated ways of producing an abundance of fruits on your farm.

NMSFC Farm School Session III: Small Fruits for Farm & Homestead

Friday, January 27th, 2017
1:45-3:15 PM
Registration fee: free w/ Farm School admission; learn more at: www.smallfarmconference.com/farm-school
Grand Traverse Resort
100 Grand Traverse Village Blvd, Acme, MI 49610

Explore a unique array of fruit producing shrubs, canes, and vines all suited to cold temperate regions; From common to uncommon— thornless blackberry and blueberry to gooseberry and hardy kiwi and beyond.

Northern MI Small Farms Conference: Growing Cider Apples & The Terroir of Cider

Saturday, January 28th, 2017
3:00-4:15 PM
Registration fee: free w/ conference admission; learn more at: www.smallfarmconference.com
Grand Traverse Resort
100 Grand Traverse Village Blvd, Acme, MI 49610

There is a long history of making cider in this country and abroad; learn about the roots of cider making and where it all begins— in the orchard. Like wine grapes, cider apples are unique varieties grown specifically for the craft. This presentation will give you the tools and resources to begin your own cider orchard.

High Density Fruit Growing  Lecture @ NCMC RESCHEDULED

Tuesday, April 18th, 2017
6:00-8:00 PM
North Central Michigan College
1515 Howard Street
Petoskey, MI 49770
SCRC Room 536

This presentation will take a comprehensive look at various strategies for growing fruit in small space. From espalier and cordon training to growing fruit in containers. Great for urban and rural homesteaders alike. Learn more at http://www.ncmich.edu/community-events/corporate-community-education/ .

Perennial Fruits & Nuts for your Farm & Homestead HOSTED BY CROSS HATCH

Thursday, March 2nd, 2017
5:30-8:30 PM
Registration fee: $30, get your tickets here.
Northwest MI Horticultural Research Station

Trevor Newman, of ecological design firm Roots to Fruits, will share details and stories about common and uncommon fruit and nut crops adapted to Michigan. Learn about obscure old world garden crops like currants and gooseberries, as well as emerging commercial fruits and nuts like saskatoon, honeyberry, hazelnuts, chestnuts, and much more.

This class will give participants a dose of inspiration for making their land more fruitful; perfect for anyone interested in orcharding and out of the ordinary fruit and nut crops.

IMG_0980Bench Grafting Class: HANDS ON CANCELLLED

Sunday, April 23rd, 2017
1:00-4:00 PM
Registration fee: $75
Clarkston, MI

This class will provide hands on instruction and overview of the strategies and techniques used for grafting young fruit trees from bareroot rootstock. Participants will take home grafted fruit tree. Learn whip/tongue, v-grafting, and more.

Grafting Workshop @ SEABERRY ORCHARD: HANDS ON

Sunday, April 30th, 2017
1:00-4:00 PM
Registration fee: $75
6650 Kilburn
Jeddo, Michigan

In collaboration with Seaberry Orchard this class will provide hands on instruction and overview of the strategies and techniques used for grafting young fruit trees from bareroot rootstock as well as on to older mature trees. Participants will take home grafted fruit trees. Learn whip/tongue, v-grafting, and more.

Fruit Tree Grafting & Integrated Orcharding Workshop: HANDS ON

Saturday, May 27th
10:00-4:00 PM
Registration fee: TBD
Buckley, MI

Join us for an exciting day of planting and grafting! Experience hands on training in tree planting, guild design & understory establishment, sheet mulching, and more. Followed by various field grafting demos including bark grafting, cleft grafting, and more.

Screen Shot 2015-09-04 at 8.28.27 AMAnnual Fruit Tree Planting at Earthwork Harvest Gathering

Saturday, September 23rd, 2017
10:00 Am
Registration fee: free w/ Event Admission; learn more at www.earthworkharvestgathering.com
Lake City, MI

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