The Nevada County Master Gardener Program, led by President, Kris Vasser and Past President, Teri McConnell, hosted a hands-on pruning demonstration for their volunteers on Wednesday, October 15th at SFREC. Twenty participants utilized SFREC's Educational Outreach Orchard which includes a variety of nut and fruit trees.
After learning about the basics of pruning, the Master Gardeners set out in the orchard to practice safe pruning and thinning techniques. They also learned about strategies for caring for diseased trees and the differences in pruning styles between pome and stone fruit trees. Participants were able to pick ripened pecans and chestnuts after their class before enjoying lunch at the Yuba River Education Center along the river bank.
If you are interested in receiving information about future workshops and events open to the public, please contact SFREC Outreach Coordinator, Megan Osbourn at (530) 639-8800 or firstname.lastname@example.org.