Fruit Trees in the School Garden


GardensWhat in the garden could possibly be more exciting to students than a tree-ripened nectarine?  Fruit trees and orchard-culture bring stability and productivity to the garden, all in a high yielding and low maintenance package.  In this webinar for the Growing School Gardens community, Leo Buc, Director of Common Vision, discussed best practices for growing fresh fruit in school gardens.  Leo focused on every step of the process for new plantings as well as for rehabbing existing trees.  This session explored site and stock selection, proper planting methods, irrigation, pruning, and fertilization, pests and disease prevention, and curriculum in the orchard.  View the recording for a great 101 lesson on fruit trees in the garden!

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Growing School Gardens is a professional learning community (PLC) for educators, gardeners, parents, and community volunteers to come together to share information and resources on how to start and maintain a school garden, and integrate it into the curriculum, the life of a school, and the local community.  This program is sponsored by Scotties Trees Rock and co-hosted by, the Edible Schoolyard Project, the National Farm to School Network, and Life Lab.

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