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Fruit Trees in the Ecological Landscape

“Fruit Trees in the Ecological Landscape” presented from Transition Vermont

Fruit Trees in the Ecological Landscape Time: November 15, 2012 from 6pm to 7:45pm
Location: Kellogg-Hubbard Library, Hayes Room
Organized By: Transition Town Montpelier and the Kellogg-Hubbard Library

Event Description:
Fruit Trees in the Ecological Landscape
With Nicko Rubin of East Hill Tree Farm
Thursday, November 15, 6pm to 7:45pm
Kellogg-Hubbard Library, Hayes Room
How do we grow thriving fruit trees and berry plants in what are often less than ideal conditions? Nicko Rubin of East Hill Tree Farm will discuss the down and dirty of growing fruit trees and berry plants from an ecological perspective. How do we support beneficial relationships from the soil to the statehouse? Topics will include the fundamentals of establishing fruit trees; strategies for challenging soils and sites; soil building and amending techniques; planting and managing for pollinators and beneficial insects; pest management and more. The discussion will also include time for questions and answers.Nicko Rubin owns and operates East Hill Tree Farm, a nursery for fruit trees, nuts, and berries on family land in Plainfield, VT. He completed the master’s program for sustainable landscape design at the Conway School. He also offers consultation and edible ecological landscape design and planting. He can be contacted atnarubin@gmail.com and his nursery is atwww.easthilltreefarm.com.
This presentation is the third in this season’s Third Thursday Transition Speakers Series at the Library. For more information call the Library, 223-3338 or email the coordinator, Aaron Guman,gumanpermaculture@gmail.com.  Please email Aaron with suggestions for speakers and topics.

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