Fruits, nuts to be part of workshop focus this year

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“Edible Landscaping: From Fruit to Nuts” is the topic of the Master Gardeners of Roane County’s eighth winter workshop.

The daylong workshop will be on Feb. 2.

The Master Gardeners have teamed up with David Lockwood, Tennessee Extension Specialist for fruit and nuts; Roane County Extension Agent Grant Palmer; and Bradbury United Methodist Church to provide classroom training on a variety of fruit and nut crops and active, hands-on experience in an orchard.

Lockwood and the team will provide morning training on the procurement and planting of a variety of fruit and nut crops in preparation for the spring season.

After lunch, the focus will change to orchard management and pruning.

The class will then move to the orchard for hands-on experience in tree-pruning and tree-shaping techniques. Workshop participants will see a number of examples of different trees to help them master their skills.

Those wishing to participate are encouraged to register early, because it’s anticipated that course slots will fill up fast with this year’s expansion to include coverage of additional fruit and nut crops and Lockwood’s expertise.

The fee for the course is $20. Register by emailing Lisa at gardening.angel@comcast.net.