More and more North Americans are planting fruit trees in their gardens, in parks and on company land. But, often new growers are disappointed. Without proper care, young fruit trees are vulnerable to pest and disease problems and may produce poor quality fruit. What many new growers don’t realize is that in order to thrive, fruit trees need skilled hands-on care including correct annual pruning, fertility management and pest and disease prevention. Join urban orchardist and award-winning author Susan Poizner in this fruit tree care workshop, where she will share tried-and-true secrets to success in growing healthy, successful organic fruit trees.
Susan Poizner is a passionate filmmaker, journalist, urban orchardist and fruit tree care educator. She is creator of the fruit tree care certificate training program at www.orchardpeople.com, author of the award-winning fruit tree care book Growing Urban Orchards and host of the monthly fruit tree care podcast The Urban Forestry Radio Show on RealityRadio101.com.
Members: Instructions for participation in this virtual and in-person event will be emailed to members twice – once on the Friday prior to the meeting, and again on Monday. Instructions are also available by logging into our site and checking the “members-only” version of this event.
Visitors: Guests are welcome to participate in this virtual and in-person event at a nominal fee of $5.00 Instructions for participation will be emailed to non-society members who complete the registration process prior to the event start time. Please visit the website at https://rhgahs.wildapricot.org/event-4758869 and click on the “Register” button to begin.
All general meetings begin with a welcome and general announcements, which precede the introduction of the guest speaker.
In addition to being provided in a virtual manner, we are planning for this meeting to be simultaneously held at the McConaghy Centre, with the speaker’s presentation projected onto a large screen in the auditorium. Although Covid-protection measures are being relaxed, the majority of our members who participated in a spring 2022 survey requested the wearing of masks at indoor society events, so please plan to wear a mask if you would like to attend this event in person.
In-person attendees will also be able to visit Flower Show exhibits.