WVSU Extension Service Hosting Fruit Tree Pruning Workshop

Contact: Kimberly Osborne
(304) 766-3363
March 18, 2016
WVSU Extension Service Hosting Fruit Tree Pruning Workshop
INSTITUTE, W.Va. – West Virginia State University (WVSU) Extension Service will present a workshop on proper maintenance of fruit trees Wednesday, March 30, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Rebecca Street Orchard in Charleston. Pre-registration is required, along with a $5 registration fee.

“This workshop will focus on the pruning of fruit trees and the traditional methods of how to properly care for and maintain them,” said WVSU Extension Agent Brad Cochran, who will present the workshop along with Sustainable Agriculture Entrepreneurs (SAGE).

Designed for all experience levels, the workshop will focus on all aspects of fruit tree care and upkeep. Instruction will be followed by a hands-on demonstration of proper pruning.

SAGE is a farmer-training program that teaches participants how to grow large amounts of sustainable produce in urban spaces. WVSU Extension Service and SAGE, along with several others, have been collaborating on garden activities and implementation practices at the Rebecca Street site since 2014, including installation of a high tunnel season-extending system.

To register, contact Cochran at (304) 541-3301 or bcochran2@wvstateu.edu.

The orchard is located on Rebecca St., between Kemp Ave. and 6th Ave. on Charleston’s West Side.

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