Workshops available from Fruitscape.
The following workshops are available and can be tailored to meet your needs. The courses last the day typically 10am – 3pm
The first three courses offered are aimed at school teachers or those who are involved in supporting the school garden. The courses are typically classroom based and may offer some practical work, depending on time of year.
Introducing Fruit into the School Garden
Many schools start off by growing veg and then look to supplement their offering by growing fruit. Through the day the various options of fruit that are available and can be successfully grown in schools are looked at. Areas covered include plant requirements, maintenance and H & S issues
Creating and maintaining an Organic Fruit Garden
A number of challenges are faced when growing fruit organically; this workshop aims to tackle the issues.
Maintaining the School Garden
Starting a school garden is one thing, but some find that it is difficult to keep going. The day looks at strategies of maintaining the garden throughout the year.
The Bench Grafting of Fruit Trees
Fruit trees do not grow true from seed, they are difficult to propagate by cuttings and consequently lend themselves to grafting. This practical workshop, which involves the use of a sharp knife, takes you through the practice and delegates will produce a tree to take home with them. Numbers limited to 12
Pruning Established Fruit Trees
This practical day is split, unevenly into two; first an introduction into why we prune and the consequences of pruning / not pruning. The second half is a practical session in pruning. Numbers limited to 15