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BEAUTY AND ABUNDANCE: YEAR-ROUND FRUIT FROM THE HOME GARDEN

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Instructor: Candace Simpson, cjsimpson1008@gmail.com; Jennifer Doniach, jdoniach@gmail.com; Jill Willard; Gerlando Palazzotto, gpalmj@yahoo.com
Duration: 5 wks
Date range: October 15 to November 12
Date(s) of the week: Tuesday
Hour: 7–9 p.m.
Quarter: Fall 2019
Prerequisite: None
Address: Palo Alto HS Rm 1702
Price: $80
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Learn how to harvest delicious fruit from your garden every month of the year, using sustainable gardening practices, including efficient watering methods, integrated pest management, and non-synthetic fertilizers and soil amendments. Pome fruits (apples and pears), stone fruits (peaches, plums, apricots, cherries etc.), citrus, and berries will be discussed.

Course will cover:

  • soil preparation and planting (including bareroot planting and space-saving techniques)
  • selecting appropriate trees for your garden
  • establishment of trees in the non-bearing years (including irrigation, fertilization and pruning)
  • pruning and training techniques
  • cultural requirements of specific fruits and berries, including pome fruits (apples and pears), stone fruits (peaches, plums, apricots, cherries etc.), citrus, and berries.
  • integrated pest management techniques that minimize environmental impacts

Student Comments

I took the Sustainable Vegetable Gardening class to get updated info on gardening and I learned a lot. Fantastic instructors gave us countless tips and detailed info for growing each type of vegetable, how to maintain healthy soil, and how to deal with pests.

Alexi Miller
Former School Garden Manager

I’ve always been a gardener. I took the Sustainable Vegetable Gardening class to learn from others who have the same interest. The course instructors were all very good, experienced master gardeners.

Holly Loc