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Growing Groceries: Apple & Pear Trees in Western Washington
January 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
You’ll learn the basics of apple and pear fruit production including variety and rootstock selection, nutrient management, and basic care including pruning, irrigation and pest management.
Speaker: Dr. Travis Alexander grew up in Southern California but has called the Skagit Valley home since 2015. Coming to the WSU Mount Vernon Research Station to earn a Ph.D. in Horticulture, Dr. Alexander is currently a postdoctoral researcher at WSU evaluating cider apple production factorit treess. In addition, he is an associate faculty at Skagit Valley College teaching Biology and Sustainable Agriculture courses.
In partnership with WSU Snohomish County Master Gardeners, the Growing Groceries program brings beginning and experienced gardeners together with speakers and topics focused on growing healthy food using sustainable gardening practices.
No matter if you only have a tiny apartment deck, small garden space, or plenty of acreage you can grow fresh, healthy food in a healthier, more environmentally friendly way.
Developed over the last decade, our program goal is to increase community access to fresh, healthy food by teaching the latest research-based techniques for growing food.
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