Learn to grow your own apple, cherry and plum trees! This class will cover site selection, disease-resistant varieties for organic cultivation, soil and light requirements, planting, maintenance and pest and disease management for home orchards.
Instructor Chrys Gardener is the Community Horticulture Educator at CCE Tompkins. She is passionate about teaching people to garden, with particular interests in growing edibles and seed saving. Prior to CCE Tompkins, Chrys worked as a landscape gardener in the Ithaca area and has extensive experience with practical garden design. She has been growing tree fruits organically for over 20 years.
Commercial/Community Horticulture Educator
Pre-registration is required. Go to the registration page to register and pay online, or call CCE-Tompkins at 272-2292. Pre-registration is required to hold your place in the class, and also in the event that a class is postponed or cancelled and we need to contact participants.
$7-$10/person self-determined sliding scale; pay what you can afford
CCE-Tompkins Education Center
615 Willow Avenue
Ithaca, NY 14850-3555