Summer Pruning and Orchard Care

Summary information

Join Paul Lynch for a workshop on the theory and demonstration of orchard care from a permaculture perspective, focusing on summer apple pruning. Complimentary tea, coffee and light lunch included.

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Course topics:

Why prune at all?
The natural shape of an apple tree
The purpose of grafting, its effects and side-effects
Summer pruning vs winter pruning
Vegetative and fruiting wood
Orchard guilds and design considerations
Tools and tool care
Disease pruning
Summer pruning demo

Bookings & Information

To guarantee a place on the course contact [email protected] for bank transfer details and directions to the venue. Or ring O89 2553096 for enquiries.

Workshop price: €65
Workshops suitable for adults only
Complimentary tea, coffee and light lunch made using vegetables from the garden included
If you have a secateurs, bring it along for the tool care section
The entire workshop will be conducted outdoors in the orchard and under an outdoor shelter – be prepared for the weather
Parking is limited at the garden – allow time and energy for a (beautiful) 650m uphill walk from the car park to the site
The garden is on a moderately steep slope and includes steps. Footwear with good grip is essential. Disabled access is not currently possible
Refunds available on cancellations up to one week before course only

About the tutor:

Paul is a professional permaculture designer and orchardist based in West Cork, Ireland. Paul’s teacher bio:

Booking and further information
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Ballingeary, Macroom, Ireland
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Paul Lynch
Dates and times
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10am - 16.30pm
13 August 2022
Venue information
Co Cork
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