I teach a variety of courses on orchard skills for Brighton Permaculture Trust and Plumpton College 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 chip budding technique to graft an apple variety onto rootstock. You’ll also learn about the maintenance and sharpening of grafting knives as well as how to select rootstocks. Run in conjunction with Brighton Permaculture Trust on 8 September 2018. 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.
One-day course in planning and planting an orchard. Run in conjunction with Plumpton College. Learn more.
Learn how to prune fruit trees on a traditional orchard near Rye in East Sussex. Run in conjunction with Plumpton College. 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.