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Rutland, VT, 05701
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Pruning Workshops with the Shrewsbury Institute for Agricultural Education

Steve Peters

Shrewsbury Institute for Agricultural Education (SAGE) PRUNING WORKSHOPs SUNDAY FEBRUARY 23RD 2014 (Sunday March 2nd bad weather date) WORKSHOP 1 10:30-12:00 The focus of this workshop will be primarily on younger, mixed variety fruit trees. There are older trees on the property for discussion and demonstration if time allows. This session will be held at the home of Gretchen Gould and Davis Terrill on Button Hill Road in Cuttingsville. You may call their home that morning if needed - 492-2017. All earlier calls should be directed to Joan Aleshire at 492-3550, please. WORKSHOP 2 12:30 – 2:00 This workshop will be held at Spring Lake Ranch, in Cuttingsville. The apple trees in this orchard are primarily 20 years and older. They have been well maintained, though have not been pruned for a few years. There are also some old apple trees in the vicinity which can be used for restoration pruning lessons. Unfortunately there is no cell phone coverage here, and we ask that you not call the Ranch with questions, as we are their guests. See map for directions and parking information.

Payment & Registration

SINGLE WORKSHOPS $15.00 PER PERSON – You may ATTEND BOTH FOR $25.00 Payment by cash, or a check made out to Shrewsbury Institute for Agriculture. Please sign in and pay on the day of the workshop. Space is limited to 15 attendees per session, so call ahead to register, or if you need to cancel. Tools Feel free to bring along your hand pruners and/or pruning saw. This is a hands-on workshop. Directions From the south: Spring Lake Rd. is located off Route 103 approximately ¾ mile north of the village of Cuttingsville. From the north: It is an immediate right after crossing over the Mill River, about 3 ½ miles from Route 7. To reach the first session, take Spring Lake Rd., bear left at the fork onto Button Hill Rd. We’ll gather at the 2nd house on the right. For the second session, follow Spring Lake Rd. to the end, roughly I mile and you’re there.