This two-day course will give you hands-on experience on pruning fruit trees, shrubs, and other plants. The first session will be in the classroom; we will discuss fruit plant physiology and morphology and you will learn how and when to prune for maximum yield. The second session will be at the Western Michigan University's Gibbs House food forest where you will gain hands-on experience with a variety of pruning tools and techniques.
Note on locations:
Thursday, September 8 | 6 – 8 p.m. – Lecture component at Food Innovation Center (224 E Crosstown Parkway, Kalamazoo)
Thursday, September 15 | 6 – 8 p.m. – Hands-on component at WMU’s Gibb’s House Food Forest (4503 Parkview Ave, Kalamazoo)
Rain date: September 19 (In the event that it rains on September 15, the hands-on component will take place the following Monday, September 19 from 6 to 8 p.m.