Grow Easy Fruits

Saturday, May 01 2021 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM [CDT]

2400 Taylor Drive, Iowa City, IA, 52240, United States

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Saturday, May 01 2021 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM [CDT]

Wetherby Park, 2400 Taylor Drive, Iowa City, IA, 52240, United States.

Which fruit trees and berry bushes are the easiest to grow and have the highest yields?

You don’t want to plant a fruit tree or berry shrub only to discover years later that it struggles to survive due to diseases and weather encountered in the Midwest.

During this class, you will take home all the knowledge, publications and inspiring ideas needed to successfully and enjoyably grow fruit in your landscape. High-yielding, low-maintenance and resilient varieties will be shared along with companion plants that will help plants thrive.

Only organic methods will be learned; no synthetic pesticides or fertilizers will be discussed.

Participants of any experience level are invited.

Yummy snacks are generously provided by New Pioneer Co-op.

COVID-19
Even though the class is held outside, masks and social distancing of at least 6’ will be required the entire time. (Depending upon CDC recommendations, we may change to online if the virus risk increases.)

REGISTRATION
Fee: $5 per family (up to 4 people)

Backyard Abundance members can register for free. Learn about membership.

Please register soon: The class is limited to 20 families and it is expected to fill quickly.

LOCATION
We meet at the Wetherby Edible Forest, located west of the main parking lot at Wetherby Park, 2400 Taylor Drive, Iowa City.

EXPERIENCED TEACHER
Taught by Fred Meyer, permaculture designer and Master Gardener. Fred’s years of garden design experience will help you answer questions about specific challenges and opportunities in your garden.

SERIES
This class is part of the “Urban Bushcrafting for Families” series. Learn about all the classes.
• Grow Easy Fruits
• Grow Easy Vegetables and Herbs
• Forage Wild Edibles
• Grow Herbal Tea
• Build a Toad House
• Track Backyard Critters
• Easy Outdoor Cooking
• Grow Herbs in Turfgrass
• Grow Easy Pollinator Habitat

SPONSORS AND PARTNERS
This program was created in conjunction with the Iowa City Parks and Recreation Department and is funded by the DNR Resource Enhancement and Protection Conservation Education Program (REAP CEP). It would not be possible without these sponsors and supporters. Please frequent these generous organizations to thank them for donations of materials and funds.
• Iowa City Parks and Recreation Department: https://www.icgov.org/?id=1082
• DNR REAP CEP: https://www.iowadnr.gov/Conservation/REAP/REAP-Grants
• 100 Grannies: https://100grannies.org
• Earl May Garden Center: https://www.earlmay.com/locations/iowa-city-iowa
• The Housing Fellowship: https://housingfellowship.com/
• Master Gardeners of Johnson County: https://www.extension.iastate.edu/johnson/yard-gardenhorticulture
• New Pioneer Food Co-op: https://www.NewPi.coop
• #FeedABee: https://www.feedabee.com

Cancellation policy

We charge a small cancellation fee of $2.00 to cover online transaction charges.

If you cannot attend, please cancel as soon as possible so others may attend in your place.

Backyard Abundance is an educational nonprofit that helps people create and experience environmentally-beneficial landscapes.

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