Apple Tree Pruning with Jody Cornfield

Formative and winter fruit-tree pruning course, with a focus on Apple trees. Suitable for beginners onwards. The class will take place in the heritage orchard of Cotesbach Organic Gardens, which has many local and old varieties of apple trees. On this course you will learn the theory behind why we prune; health benefits to the trees and fruit; practical arboricultural techniques; pruning cuts and tree care. Attendees should feel able to tackle…

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Orchard Wassailing

Join us for some traditional singing, cider and storytelling, in the heritage orchard of historic Cotesbach Hall, as the finale to our Apple Day celebrations. Dress up warm for a night of folklore stories, songs and mulled cider. Bring along a drum or tambourine, pots pans and spoons, or anything that makes a noise as we attempt to scare off those pesky evil spirits. Master of ceremonies for the night is local…

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