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Advanced Fruit Tree Pruning

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Compost Education Centre

1216 N Park St

Victoria, BC V8T 3K5

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A further look into the reasons and processes involved in pruning fruit trees. Some experience pruning fruit trees is necessary to attend.

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This workshop will look further into the reasons and processes involved with pruning fruit trees and along with looking at the different cuts we may make (or want to make), it also looks at some of the myths associated with pruning. A good hard look at the question WHY prune will be mandatory! We will also be covering how to train young, newly planted fruit trees along with advice on working with older, more mature fruit trees. Some experience pruning fruit trees is necessary for this workshop, as basics terminology may not be covered. Check out the “Winter Pruning” workshop on January 30th, for a more basic understanding of pruning this season.

Instructor Bio: Gordon Mackay studied horticulture at Threave School of Gardening (two year program) in southwest Scotland followed by the three year diploma program at Pershore College of Horticulture in England. Since then arboriculture and all things trees and shrubs has taken over his life. Fruit tree pruning has become a niche business for him and along with working with honey bees, he also teaches horticulture and apiculture at the Pacific College of Horticulture. Gordon is also involved with the horticulture therapy programs at Providence Farm in Duncan.

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Only current members in good standing are eligible to use the free ticket option as a part of their member benefits package.

There are a limited amount of Pay-What-You-Can tickets available for folks who self-identify as Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour (BIPOC). The Compost Education Centre is in the process of examining the ways in which our program accessibility can be improved for all members of our community. This gesture is by no means a fulsome examination of the systems of oppression that exist for people inside and outside of our community. We welcome your ideas and feedback.

Please pre-register for this event.

Customers can request a refund within 30 days of ticket purchase. After 30 days refunds and workshop exchanges are not permitted due to administrative staffing capacity.

You can also register for the event by calling our office at 250 386 9676 or via email by contacting office@compost.bc.ca

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The Compost Education Centre is located on unceded and occupied Indigenous territories, specifically the land of the Lekwungen speaking people—the Esquimalt and Songhees Nations. These nations are two of many, made up of individuals who have lived within the porous boundaries of what is considered Coast Salish, Nuu-Chah-Nulth and Kwakwa'wakw Territory (Vancouver Island) since time immemorial. At the CEC we seek to respect, honour and continually grow our own understandings of Indigenous rights and history, and to fulfill our responsibilities as settlers, who live and work directly with the land and its complex, vital ecologies and our diverse, evolving communities.

Compost Education Centre memberships get you free workshops, discounts at garden centres around town and more great perks! Sign up or learn more on our website.

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