Fruit Tree Pruning and Grafting With Marco Chung-Shu Lam at Willow Way
A staple of permaculture design, fruit trees yield more food per acre than annual crops with less work once they are established. In this experiential workshop, you will learn what fruit tree varieties are best suited to a variety of micro-climates in our bioregion, routine care of trees, how to avoid early frost-kill, and the basics of pruning and grafting. At the end of this workshop, you will go home with a fruit tree you have grafted yourself. Please bring grafting shears or a sharp knife if possible.
Instructor Marco Lam has been practicing and teaching permaculture for over a decade in diverse climates from Hawaii to the Front Range of Colorado. Originally trained by the co-founder of permaculture, Bill Mollison, Marco now teaches at Naropa University where he trains a new generation to combine grassroots activism with hands-on earth repair. He is also the director of the Mandala Integrative Medicine Clinic and CEO of Divine Farmer Herbals.
$30 or $55 in combination with "Raising Poultry." Please contact Transition Boulder County for more information or to register: 303-494-1521 . If you are already registered for the Willow Way Permaculture Design Course, these workshops are included in your course fee as electives. For more information about the Willow Way Permaculture Design Course, please visit http://www.ziaparker.com/pc
If you plan to come for the full day, please bring your lunch. Tea will be provided. There will also be a free tour of the Willow Way Permaculture Demonstration Site from 1-1:30.