Pre-registration, masks, and social-distancing required.
9:30am - 12:00pm: POPCORE 2 WORKSHOP
Intro to holistic orchard management, including most common pest & disease challenges, organic spray options, and other management techniques
HANDS-ON Scouting and Identification of pests & diseases
HANDS-ON Application of management techniques including fruit thinning, fruit bagging, compost tea and neem oil applications, OFM mating disrupters, and beneficial insect releases
The POPCORE training course combines many elements of orchard stewardship, ecosystem design, and food uses that POP has learned over the past fourteen years. This four part series is intended to grow the knowledge, skillset, and self-reliance of our community orchard partners and volunteers, resulting in happier, healthier, and more productive community orchards.
Each workshop can be taken individually. Those completing all four classes over any two year period will receive POPCORE Urban Orchardist Certification!
Space is limited, pre-registration required!