Caring for fruit trees and their companions
Coalition de la Petite Bourgogne Quartier en Santé
741 des Seigneurs
Fruit trees and berry patches grow famously in the city and make a delicious addition to any yard or green space. Learn how to choose the perfect variety for your yard, and how to plant and care for your backyard orchard. This workshop is being offered by Urban Seedling, a family owned business based in Montreal. We believe in helping Montrealers grow food in the city because for us this is the first step in creating a healthier lifestyle. On top of installing organic vegetable gardens across the island, we also install berry patches and fruit trees. We have a small garden centre in Ville Émard where you can purchases our products. Our facilitator will be Olivier Ross, the founder of Verger Pépinère Bord-du-Lac, started in 2012 on Île Bizard. This workshop aims to give you tools to care for your fruit trees and the fruiting shrubs that you have or are planning to plant in your yard. Caring for fruit trees and their companions Workshop duration: 2h You will learn: Discover the best varieties of fruit trees and shrubs to grow Learn how to plant, prune and trim Know how to prepare and apply organic preventative and remedial treatment methods Discuss the importance of biodiversity Identify companion plants and flowers Explore appropriate ground covers. The Verger Pépinière du Bord-du-Lac aims to offer its urbain clientèle regional fruit trees that are adapted to our weather conditions, resistant to pest and disease and produced without synthetic fertilizers or chemical pesticides. Verger Pépinière du Bord-du-Lac stands appart as it invites you to visit their space to explore and even taste the fruit to better choose what you want to grow at home. This is an English workshop. The French workshop will be on September 17th from 1:00-3:00pm The workshop is at the Coalition de la Petite-Bourgogne, a 2-minute walk from Georges-Vanier metro in Little Burgundy Sign up for Urban Seedling's newsletter to stay updated on other upcoming workshops and to receive weekly gardening tips all season.
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