*** POSTPONED *ANOTHER* WEEK TO 3/26 (Sunday)! *** Curious about how and when to prune your apple (or other fruit) trees and berries?

DUE FIRST TO FRIGID TEMPERATURES and now to DEEP AS HECK SNOW, this workshop has been postponed to the new date of SUNDAY (not Saturday)March 26, 1 to 3 pm

Due to the date change, we are sure to have some cancellations, which means there is likely room for YOU to attend! 
Please see the information provided below, and the "To Register" section for details.

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Join the Local Living Venture and Presenter David Rice of Sweet Core Farm to learn valuable tips for caring for your own fruit trees. He will focus on a "central leader style" that attendees can feel comfortable implementing on their own trees.

David will cover topics such as: choosing and caring for pruning tools, pruning lingo as well as improving orchard quality and fruit health. He will also briefly cover special care for pruning neglected trees and training your apple trees. Participants can take these new skills home and begin work on their own trees while the season is upon us.  Brief review of berries will be included while touring the farm.

This hardy workshop involves some "hands on" activity so we encourage attendees to dress appropriately Tools that are clean and sharp are needed (long handled pruning shears are a plus.)  Some tools will be available on site for those without. 

More than just a light drizzle of rain or snow will postpone the workshop, though small amounts of precipitation will not.  This workshop is weather dependent and attendance is limited.  We will contact all attendees that morning in event of a rain date postponement.

Pruning Your Apple Trees & Other Orchard Fruits * Hands-On
SUNday, March 26, 2017  (NEW DATE!)
1 to 3 pm
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David Rice has a degree in horticulture with a focus on fruit science. He has been farming for 30 years and has 20 years of hands on experience with tree and small fruits. He has worked on orchards ranging from a couple of acres to 100 acres. He lived and worked in New Hampshire until 2005 where he was hired out to orchards to prune and hosted several workshops and demonstrations in Stratford, New Hampshire.

$22 general public, $40 couple/family rate for two people, $10 student is requested to benefit Local Living Venture workshop creation.
Cash or checks are collected when you sign in that day.  Partial scholarships are available upon advance request.  
Please note that our Presenters are generous volunteers donating their time, because your donation is a major means of our support as a small community organization.

Due to limited space, you will need to register for this hands-on workshop in advance.  There will likely be a wait list (first-come, first served if there are cancellations), so please register soon! 

Send email to LocalLivingVenture@gmail.com or call (315) 347-4223 to reserve a spot.
Please note the number in party, contact phone number and email address when reserving.
Email confirmation will be sent to all registrants within 24-48 hours.

Near Canton, NY (approximately 8 miles towards Russell.)  Exact details, including directions, will be included in the RSVP Confirmation that is sent to all registered participants.

Backyard Fruit School 2017 sessions:
...Establishing Your Fruit Tree SEEDLINGS - April 22, 10 to noon, Canton
......- followed by optional hands on planting session at the nearby orchard -
*...OPEN HOUSE for Trouble Shooting Common Concerns - August 2017
*...Establishing Your PLANTINGS - Fall Winter 2017


             Generously sponsored by
      Sweet Core Farm

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Sharing Knowledge from the Past  ~  Building Skills for the Future
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With a small staff, and your support, we make big things happen!

Coordinating near-weekly Resourceful Living Skills Workshops, community events and information exchanges - sharing traditional rural and simple living skills for a healthy and capable community.
We collaborate in presenting these life-long learning events with generous community members who have skills and knowledge to share.

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Local Living Venture
315. 347. 4223    *     PO Box 736  Canton, NY 13617

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March 26th, 2017 1:00 PM   through   3:00 PM

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