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01/15/2013

Winter fruit tree pruning workshop





Kenwood resident and expert pruner Paul Kolling will host a Winter Fruit Tree Pruning Workshop at Sonoma Garden Park on Saturday, Jan. 19, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Kolling, founder of and owner of Nana Maeís Organics, will demonstrate how to properly prune and care for apple, pear, peach, plum, nectarine and several additional fruit tree varietals to ensure vigor and increase fruit yields. The workshop will include a brief discussion about winter pruning and a question and answer session, followed by the hands-on portion where participants will have the opportunity to put their new skills to work by pruning fruit trees at Sonoma Garden Park.

The workshop is suitable for all levels of experience, and costs $10 for Sonoma Ecology Center members and $15 for non-members. Participants should bring gloves, pruners, loppers, and hand-saws (if you have them), and wear clothes they donít mind getting dirty. All proceeds benefit Sonoma Garden Park, a working farm and model of sustainable agriculture, managed by Sonoma Ecology Center. Sonoma Garden Park was a gift from Pauline Bond, and is located at 19996 Seventh Street East, between MacArthur and Denmark Streets in Sonoma.

For more information, or to register for the workshop, visit the Sonoma Ecology Center website at www.sonomaecologycenter.org.




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