Free Grow Great Fruit Workshop

October 19, 2014

October 19, 2014

10:00 am To 12:00 pm

69 Danns Road, Harcourt, Vic, 3453

Event Description

Come to this fun workshop to get an overview of a year in the life of your fruit tree, and to learn the simple jobs—and when to do them—that will give you the best possible chance of growing great fruit each year.

Season by season, we’ll show you how to avoid most common problems, how to prevent pests and diseases, why fruit thinning will help you to get fruit each year, why good hygiene for your trees is so important, and how to look after your soil.

You’ll take home a tailored Seasonal Management Plan for your fruit trees that will help them to be fruitful, healthy, and productive for life.

We teach fruit growing skills to increase food security and replace skills in the community that have been lost in recent generations.

Workshops are held on our working organic farm so you can see it in action!


Mt Alexander Fruit Gardens, Hugh & Katie Finlay

69 Dann's Road, Harcourt, VIC, 3453

0409 706 784

Short description—organiser

We run Mt Alexander Fruit Gardens, our organic orchard, growing 5,000 trees including cherries, apricots, peaches, nectarines, plums, apples and pears.

Our farm is a working demonstration of how to keep your family supplied with home grown organic fruit all year round, through a combination of planning for a long season, good risk management, and preserving.


Visit the website to book, the event is free but bookings are essential.

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