Kolling giving tree pruning workshop
When it comes to keeping fruit trees healthy and strong, proper pruning is key – and that requires the expert knowledge of a longtime grower.
Luckily, Paul Kolling is here to help. Longtime Kenwoodians and owner of Nana Mae’s Organics, Kolling has grown apples and other fruits for decades, and on Jan. 21 he’ll share his knowledge in a tree pruning workshop at Sonoma Garden Park. This workshop will provide a perfect opportunity for new and seasoned gardeners to expand their pruning knowledge while getting hands-on training at the lovely Sonoma Garden Park.
Kolling, a fourth-generation Northern California grower, is a strong proponent of sustainable techniques and believes every tree and orchard must be cared for depending on its own particular characteristics. But one thing about growing is universal, he says: there’s no way to fake it. For Kolling, the proof is in his award-winning juices and sauces made organically from fruits grown here in Sonoma County. He is continually learning and practicing his craft, and is excited to share his wealth of knowledge with workshop participants.
“The Art of Winter Tree Pruning” workshop is Saturday, Jan. 21 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Sonoma Garden Park, 19996 7th St. E., Sonoma. This popular workshop has been known to fill up quickly. Tickets are $15 for Sonoma Ecology Center members or $20 for nonmembers and can be purchased at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2791256. For more information go to www.sonomaecologycenter.org/event/winter-tree-pruning-workshop or contact Garden Park coordinator Jane Nakasako at 996-0712, ext. 107, or at email@example.com.