Sunday, 3 January 2010

Soft Fruit Pruning Demonstration - Sunday Jan 31st

Laura Potts, one of our Scarcroft site plot holders, has kindly offered to give a demonstration on pruning soft fruit bushes for maximum fruit production and health.  Laura will demonstrate how to prune gooseberries, redcurrants, blackcurrants and summer and autumn fruiting raspberries.  If there is sufficient interest she will also show blackberry and loganberry pruning and how to take cuttings.  The demonstration will be suitable for all levels of gardeners but those new to soft fruit growing are particularly welcome.

If you would like to attend please meet at the Association shop on the Scarcroft Road site at 11am on Sunday 31st January.  It is likely to run from 11am to 1pm, after which there will be tea and coffee in the shop.  The demonstration will take place on a plot a short walk from the shop.   The demonstration is open to all current Scarcroft and District Allotment Association members.  You do not need to reserve a place to attend, just turn up on the day.  There will be a charge of £1 per person attending, all money raised will be donated to Garden Organic's International Development programme.  The International Development programme promotes and facilitates organic and ecological agriculture in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Their goal is to contribute to the wider understanding and practice of sustainable agriculture as a means to improving food security and environmental resilience. If you would like more information about Garden Organic please follow the links under the 'our favourite sites' section of the blog, down the right hand side of the page.

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