Sustainable Orchard Production

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Course Description

This course will introduce the basic concepts of fruit tree selection, planting and care as appropriate for Central Texas. Considerations for integrating fruit trees as part of your diversified operation or as the main production crop will be addressed. Topics include site selection, variety considerations, harvest and post-harvest handling, pest management, pruning and training. Emphasis will be placed on organic production methods. Please note this course meets once every other week.

For questions regarding this course, please contact Evelyn Rosas.

Meet The Instructor

Russell A. Montgomery

After studying Agribusiness Management, Russell moved back to Austin and

soon found work on several organic farms. While he gained much valuable and

unforgettable experiences, he is not on the farm anymore. However, his passion

surrounding plants and agriculture has not left him. Cover crops and perennial

food crops are of particular interest to him; as TreeFolks’ Urban Orchard

Coordinator he is able to pursue these interests. When not working, you will likely

find him volunteering with non-profits, appreciating his community garden plot

and home orchard; or not find him at all as he enjoys escaping into Austin’s many

green spaces.

Course Information

Jan 25th - May 3rd
8 Weeks Total
Th , Th @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
24.00 Total Hours
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Course Cost Breakdown:
Base Cost of $228.00 + $1.00 Fees
$229.00 Course Cost
*May require a $1 or $3 insurance fee

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