Welland Legacy Park Pruning Workshop

July 13, 2019 (10:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

A well pruned fruit tree is a happy fruit tree! Proper pruning controls vigorous growth, redirects nutrients to create better quality fruit, and prevents disease by increasing sunlight and airflow.  
Join us in the beautiful Welland Legacy Park & Community Orchard, with pruning instructor Barrie Agar from the BC Fruit Testers Association and Head Gardener of the Hatley Park National Historic Site at Royal Roads University.

Welland is an unparalleled outdoor classroom, with great examples of all shapes and sizes of apple trees, as well as pears, plums, figs, grapes, kiwis, persimmon, medlar, quince and hazelnut to inspire us! Combined with our engaging and dynamic expert instructors, this is an opportunity you don't want to miss!

In this workshop we'll cover the basics of tool selection, use and care, as well as the essential whys, hows and whens of summer fruit tree and vine pruning. We'll even have a chance for some hands-on practice! Our goal is to send you home feeling confident to summer prune your own trees and vines, to create a beautiful, productive and healthy backyard bounty.

All funds raised from this workshop go towards subsiding educational opportunities for schools and other LifeCycles community programming.

Bring a pair of pruners if you have them, and dress appropriately for the weather as this workshop is outdoors. 

Date & Time: Saturday, 13 July 2019 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Location: Welland Legacy Park & Community Orchard, 1215 Stancil Lane, Victoria, BC. Parking is limited so consider carpooling, taking the bus or hopping on your bike. Welland Legacy Park is right on the Galloping Goose, and the 14, 22 and 50 bus routes all drop you within 10 minutes walking distance of the park. 

Tickets: $30 on Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/summer-pruning-workshop-at-the-welland-orchard-tickets-64271428573?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

Please contact welland@lifecyclesproject.ca with any questions