Visit a beautiful community orchard near Ringmer to learn the principles of pruning apples and pears with Peter May, an expert in fruit production, cultivation and pruning.
Peter will demonstrate a variety of apple-pruning techniques and then participants will be able to have a go. Please bring sharp secateurs, and loppers if you have them
Peter has a background in commercial horticulture and has spent the last ten years working with the Brighton Permaculture Trust and other organisations, planting orchards in schools and working with community groups. He is the co-author of a cultural history of apple growing in the county “Apples and Orchards in Sussex” and has a fruit tree nursery in Cooksbridge.
Cost: £50 - to include a well-earned hot soup at the end of the workshop!