This season, we plan to install educational signs in the Orchard, plant more fruit trees and other plants that will support beneficial pollinators and, of course, keep up the weeding. Mike Scott, a horticulturist with more than 30 years experience, will be leading our March Work & Learn Party about perennial plant maintenance.
Monthly work sessions run from 2 to 4 p.m. the third Sunday each month and are held at the orchard, located at NE 18th and Mason. Don't forget your work gloves!
March 17 - perennial plant maintenance; install educational signs
April 21- Earth Day celebration and pollinators
May 19 - work party
June 16 - thinning fruit to increase healthy crops; pest management
July 21 - low-tech irrigation for the orchard
August 18 - summer pruning to give trees a boost into fall production
September 15 - harvest
October 20 - pest and disease assessment
November 17 - putting the orchard to bed for the winter