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Fruit Tree Care and Maintenance Workshop

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Fruit Tree Care and Maintenance Workshop

Time: May 28, 2011 from 8am to 12pm
Location: Mari & Michael Egan's at 5 Underwood Close, Pomona
Street: 5 Underwood Close
City/Town: Pomona
Phone: 5485-0419; 0418-155-633 or Email: Michael at mke@spiderweb.com.au.
Event Type: workshop, $20/person, or, $30/couple, -, bookings, essential
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Latest Activity: May 21, 2011

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Saturday, 28 May - Fruit Tree Care and Maintenance Workshop.  8.00am – 12.00pm. Marcel Veens, professional horticultural advisor to the fruit growing industry and third generation fruit grower with extensive industry experience, will be presenting this workshop. 

Marcel spends most of his time travelling around Australia advising fruit growers. 

The main focus is on pruning but other aspects that will also be covered include organic fruit growing; planting; soil management and fertilising and integrated pest and disease control. 

He will also share some alternative pruning techniques that are more appropriate for some trees and plants. 

Location:  Mari & Michael Egan's at 5 Underwood Close, Pomona (they have a selection of fruit trees including white mulberry, mango, loquat, tropical peach, custard apple, lychee, jaboticaba, plum, kiwi fruit, black sapote, fig, guava and a wide range of citrus varieties).  Wear comfortable outdoor clothes and boots.  Bring your questions and secateurs. 

Cost: $20/person or $30/couple.  Includes: yummy morning tea and all proceeds go to the Cooroy-Pomona Lions Club. 

Places are limited so please book your place by phoning Michael or Mari on 5485-0419; 0418-155-633 or Email: Michael at mke@spiderweb.com.au.

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