I teach a variety of courses on orchard skills for Brighton Permaculture Trust in East Sussex.
Learn about caring for young trees. Topics covered include feeding, compost and mulching; recognising pests; growing trees in small spaces; maintaining a healthy orchard; and management of the land between the trees, including meadows, companion plants, and other crops. Run in conjunction with Brighton Permaculture Trust. Learn more.
Learn how to use the technique of side grafting in March to graft an apple variety onto a rootstock . Run in conjunction with Brighton Permaculture Trust. Learn more.
Learn how to design a small orchard, taking into consideration soil type, shade, spacing, pollination groups, and varieties. Get hands-on practice in planting a fruit tree. Particularly suitable for those interested in sustainable food production or community gardens. Run in conjunction with Brighton Permaculture Trust. Learn more.
Fruit Tree Pruning
Half-day courses in fruit tree pruning are also run during February each year at the Ringmer Community Orchard outside Lewes, East Sussex. Contact me for further information.