Growing Community Orchards: A Fruit Growing Immersion

Date(s) - March 21, 2015 - March 22, 2015
12:00 am



Contact: Weston Lombard
Phone: 740-856-6299

Email: Contact

March 21-22, 2015

Learn everything you need to know to design, plant, and maintain a holistic mixed fruit orchard in your backyard, back forty, or community space.  This hands-on workshop features classes from fruit enthusiasts, professors, and practitioners, as well as tours of local orchards.   More information can be found at their website.

Cost for the course is $30/day or $25 for CFI members and students.


Saturday March 21, 2015

11am – Tour of Solid Ground Farm’s Holistic Orchard.
12pm – Designing the Permaculture Orchard with Weston Lombard
1pm – Farm-to-table meal from Solid Ground Farm
2pm – Tree Planting and Care
3pm – Pruning and Maintenance
5pm – Native Fruits and Berries of Ohio
6:30pm – Refreshments and drinks at the West End Cider House or Potluck at CFI

Sunday March 22, 2015

9am – History of apple growing with Derek Mills
10am – Grafting
12pm – Farm to Table Lunch at Solid Ground Farm
1pm – All about Berries with Art Trese
2pm  -Propagation of fruits and berries
3pm – Tour of local Orchard

Solid Ground Farm