This class has been postponed until Fall 2012. Check back soon!
Here in Virginia, it’s unlikely you’ll ever find a local banana, mango, or any other “tropical” fruit. But that doesn’t mean we’re destined for a lifetime full of apples (although, that doesn’t sound half bad).
Did you know our climate can also support pomegranates, figs, persimmons, kiwi, and pawpaw (aka “the poor man’s banana”), among others? And did you know that you can easily grow these fruits at home or on your farm?
Join us for a workshop on home fruit production, taught by Michael McConkey from Edible Landscaping. During this three-hour course, Michael will discuss:
- the kinds of fruit that grow well in this region, including native and exotic choices beyond typical orchard varieties.
- planning your edible yard: choosing and preparing a site, pest management, upkeep for optimal success.
- propagation techniques and future steps.
Michael will also bring plants available for purchase after class.
Diversified Fruit Production/Edible Landscaping
Date: Postponed until Fall 2012
Image credit: Mullenkedheim/Creative Commons.