Pruning for Fruit Production and Aesthetics – Nov. 21 @ Ploughshares

Saturday, November 21, 2015,  Noon to 1:45 pm

Ploughshares Nursery, 2701 Main Street, Alameda.

After a brief discussion and demonstration of basic pruning techniques from Jeff Bridge, there will be a pruning contest… because hey(!), Alameda Backyard Growers already know a LOT about pruning and probably can teach Jeff a thing or two.  Bring your pruners and gloves if you want to compete!

The top three best pruning jobs win prizes including a Ploughshares Gift Certificate, a pair of Felco Hand Pruners and a Kiwi Vine!  Its CONTEST time ABGer’s, so show us what you got!

About our Workshop Leader: Jeff Bridge has worked half his life in nurseries all over the Bay Area, including Orchard Nursery and Florist of Lafayette, Far West Nursery in Santa Cruz and Flora Grubb Gardens in San Francisco.  As manager of Ploughshares Nursery he is grateful for the opportunity to focus on native, drought tolerant and edible gardening to benefit society as well as working to end homelessness, as all profits at Ploughshares are used to maintain supportive housing on the old Alameda Naval Base for formerly homeless families and individuals.