Spiral Ridge Permaculture Homestead
March 26, 2016
Tree crops are the foundation of perennial farming systems. If you are interested in creating a permaculture farm, garden or homestead orchard or food forest, you will want to know how to care for your trees to insure success.
Proper tree care starts when you select a tree. What you do to your tree in its first few years of life will affect its shape, strength, and even its life span. Make sure your trees gets start out on the right foot and keep it healthy throughout its life.
Learn basic pruning, proper planting as well as propagation techniques. Learn the fundamentals of tree pruning and the methods that encourage healthy structural development. You will participate in a hands-on session with step-by-step instructions on how to graft fruit trees. We will cover several different techniques of grafting, how to select rootstock and scion, top working, nursery management and more!
Instructor Cliff Davis seriously began to study trees when he became a utility tree worker in 2002. Unhappy with the type of care these companies gave the trees, he left and created his own tree care and landscaping company, TREECOLOGY, working as an arborist and specializing in native and edible perennial plants. He used rigging techniques and knots to climb trees with chainsaws to properly prune and care for them. Since then, he has created his own orchards/food forests, cared for older orchards and in the process, planted thousands of trees. His latest obsessions include creating a preservation garden of old time southern apple varieties, experimenting with uncommon fruit varieties, grafting tree species for more resilience and faster productivity and creating tree/animal ecosystems.
Time 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. with a break for lunch. Suggested you bring a brown bag lunch.
This course is part of our Spring Resiliency Series. The more classes you take, the more you save. For details and to sign up for a multiple class discount, please go to the Spring Resiliency Series registration page. For a description of each class in the series, click the name of the class below.
This Series Includes:
Sign up below for the 1 Day Tree: Proper Planting, Pruning & Grafting workshop. Register with a friend at get $10 off each!
If you would rather send check or money order, please make it out to:
Spiral Ridge Permaculture
444 Walker Rd.
Summertown, TN, 38483
We must receive and be able to cash your check before you can attend the course. No walk-ins.
Bookings are closed for this event.