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Upcoming UMD Sustainable Agriculture Project Orchard and Integrated Pest Management Workshops for 2013
See full workshop descriptions here
Fruit Tree Grafting - outdoor field grafting
When: Tuesday, April 16th, 5:30-8:00pm
Where: UMD Seedling Trial Orchard at the UMD Field Research Station, 4709 Jean Duluth Rd.
Class Fee: $25 ($20 for Duluth Community Garden Program members)
Fruit Tree Management and Pest Control Series: These workshops are geared towards small growers of all skill levels, whether you have 1 backyard tree or a small orchard. Each session will address specific issues related to growing healthy trees & fruit and controlling pests and diseases throughout the season. Classes will include handouts on specific topics covered, begin with a brief introduction, followed by hands-on work at the UMD Seedling Trial Orchard and the newly planted Duluth Community Orchard. We will cover issues related to older trees and newly planted trees. Get real hands on experience managing a variety of fruit trees and their pests!
NOTE: We have re-scheduled the Orchard Management session from one half-day each month to one full day every other month which seems to be easier for our out of town attendees. Location: All sessions will be at the UMD Seedling Trial Orchard at the UMD Field Research Station. Class Fees: These workshops can be taken individually for $45 for each day (2 sessions) or $120 for all 3 days (6 sessions). ($35 per day or $90 for all sessions to DCGP members).
Session Session 1 & 2: Introduction to Orchard and Integrated Pest Management and Bud Burst to Bloom - Spring Orchard Tree and Pest Management
When: Sunday, May 5th, 10am to 3pm
Session 3 & 4: Early & Mid-Summer Orchard Tree and Pest Management
When: Sunday, July 7th, 10am to 3pm
Session 5 & 6: Harvest Season and Fall Preparations for Orchard Tree & Pest Management
When: Sunday, September 8th, 10am to 3pm
To register …
1) send an email to Cindy Hale at firstname.lastname@example.org with the date and name of the workshop(s)
2) Your full name, and a phone number you can be reached
3) mail a check with total registration fees, made payable to University of Minnesota Duluth, to:
Att: Cindy Hale, orchard workshops
The Natural Resources Research Institute
5013 Miller Trunk Hwy.
Duluth MN 55811
Any questions? Contact Cindy Hale
The Sustainable Agriculture Project at the University of Minnesota, Duluth (SAP@UMD) formed in 2009 to institute education, research, and community engagement around local food systems and food security in the western Lake Superior region. SAP@UMD is an interdisciplinary faculty collaborative that provides overall leadership and is housed in the Center for Sustainable Community Development. SAP@UMD was awarded stewardship over fifteen acres at UMD's Research and Field Studies Center (formerly the Northeast Agricultural Experimental Station), including a five acre heritage apple orchard and a ten acre field, for which we use as an experiential learning and research site; we also utilize the extensive 20th century agriculture archives of the region housed in UMD's Northeast Minnesota Historical Center for faculty research and student teaching. We work closely with the UMD student group Students for Sustainable Agriculture; and we work with the University for Seniors at UMD. Our institutional partners at UMD include Facilities and Management, the Office of Sustainability, and the Office of Civic Engagement. We also collaborate with a host of community organizations with interests in food, farming and gardening issues and activities.
We invite you to look around and contact us if you are interested in participating in one of our projects or have questions.
Where is the Research and Field Studies Center?
UMD Farm Site and Community Orchard
3566 Riley Road
UMD Heritage Orchard Site
4709 Jean Duluth Road