This series consists of three classes that will start with a two and a half hour lecture style class designed to teach you the principles of pruning and training your fruit trees. The following two classes will be held at a private home orchard and will teach you to prune all of the basic fruits that grow in the Houston and surrounding areas. Since classes 2 and 3 are taught outside you will need to dress appropriately for the weather.
02/10/18 – Class 1: Indoor Lecture, University of St. Thomas, Room TBD
Class 1 is a classroom talk and photo demo on basic ideas such as: pruning tools and equipment, proper cutting techniques, timing, how to plan each trees’ effort, and the many goals of fruit pruning for both young and mature plants. As time permits, the class will explain details about training and pruning the commonly grown fruits. Class 1 is a prerequisite.
02/17/18 – Class 2: Outdoor, at a Private Residence, 610 West Loop/Stella Link
Class 2 and 3 are in the instructor’s backyard orchard, using what was discussed in Class 1 to study their application to particular fruits. Class 2 explains pears, apples, berries, peaches and plums by demonstrating on specific plants what should be done.
02/24/18 – Class 3: Outdoor, at a Private Residence, 610 West Loop/Stella Link
Class 3 continues with persimmons, grapes, citrus, pomegranates, figs, and as time permits other semi-tropicals.
Parking available in Moran Garage (campus map: #26), corner of West Alabama and Graustark Street; there may be a $2 charge. Street parking is also available, observe parking signs. There are parking lots at the corner of West Alabama and Yoakum and Branard and Montrose.
For more classes by Urban Harvest, view their Upcoming Classes.