A hands-on workshop with the U of M Department of Urban & Community Forestry and the MPLS Park & Rec Forestry Department
October 10, 1-4 PM
Space is limited to 15 attendees. A commitment to caring for and maintaining our urban community orchard in MLK Park throughout 2022 is required and this work is expected to take about 20 hours per person.
Spend an afternoon with Eric North, Assistant Professor of Urban and Community Forestry at the U of MÂ and in partnership with the Minneapolis Park Board Forestry Department, learning how to prune a variety of fruit trees to increase production. The goal of this workshop is to form and educate a team of Kingfield neighbors in the planting, maintenance, harvesting, and decisions involved in caring for and nurturing our urban orchard which currently includes 4 pear, 3 sour cherry, 3 plum, 6 apple, and a handful of service berry trees (and more planned to be added next spring!) [Read more…]