Work and Learn: Fruit Tree System Design – FREE workshop!
Saturday, May 18th
9:30am – 3:30pm
Earle Family Farm
Center Conway, NH
Earle Family Farm, a 30 year old highly diversified organic farm, in South Conway, NH will be hosting a hands-on work and learn day in their small orchard. We will actively design a healthy environment for young apple and pear trees using permaculture methods. This will include contour swales for water retention, reusing orchard trimmings and hedge and roadside brush trimmings to create brush beds that initially aid as solar traps, then humus as they decay back into soil. We will be planting comfrey as a living mulch, and some herbs to attract beneficial insects. We will share a pot luck lunch at noon.
Co-hosted by G.A.L.A and NOFA-NH!