ROYAL OAK FARM ORCHARD
FAITH ~ FAMILY ~ FARMING ~ FRUIT


Royal Oak Farm Orchard is happy to present our series of hands on workshops in our Home Orchard Management Series. Our workshops for orchard management are designed to enhance the capacity of orchard and backyard fruit tree growers in most aspects of fruit cultivation. Our hands on workshops will include indoor presentations on techniques and tools followed by outdoor, hands on orchard field activities, when time allows,  giving you the opportunity to practice what you have learned as time permits. Available after the workshops will be videos, books and other resources on home orchard establishment, pruning, IPM, and nutrient management.  Each workshop will be presented once each year.  Check the workshop dates below for our next on site workshop and register right away! 

Register on line or download a registration form to register by mail. Registrations will be taken on a first come, first serve basis. Act fast if interested. Space is limited. Registration could close early if class is filled. Gardening and Fruit Explorer Groups welcome!

INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP









Everyone likes to eat apples, including over 70 insects and a long list of fungi and bacteria. To produce good looking tasty apples we have to control those pests. The IPM workshop will cover what Integrated Pest Management is and how to use it in managing pests and disease in your fruit trees.
Hands on experience in the workshop include:

What IPM is and is not
What organic is and is not
Identifying the pests: The good, the bad and the ugly
Insect and disease control using Integrated Pest Management
Organic vs. conventional management techniques

The workshop will include an indoor presentation on techniques followed by an outdoor, hands on training demonstration where participants will be given the opportunity to practice what they have learned. The workshop will be taught by Dennis Norton, an IPM Specialist andPomologist at Royal Oak Farm Orchard.

IPM WORKSHOP REGISTRATION
May 6, 2017
10:00 am to Noon at the Royal Oak Farm Orchard Restaurant and Orchards at 15908 Hebron Rd. near Harvard, IL.
$35.00/ person

or 
REGISTER ONLINE
FRUIT TREE PRUNING WORKSHOP





Whether you have a backyard orchard, a newly planted tree or an old neglected, out of control monster, you will get good results with the help of the tried-and-true pruning methods you will learn in this workshop.

Hands on experience in the workshop include:
Proper pruning cuts
Pruning for Training Systems – first planting to mature trees for Central Leader and Tall Spindle
How pruning effects tree growth
How summer pruning effects tree growth

The workshop will include an indoor presentation on pruning techniques and tools followed by an outdoor, hands on pruning demonstration where participants will be given the opportunity to practice what they have learned. The workshop will be taught by Dennis Norton, an IPM Specialist and Pomologist at Royal Oak Farm Orchard.

FRUIT TREE PRUNING WORKSHOP REGISTRATION
September 9, 2017
10:00 am to Noon at the Royal Oak Farm Orchard Pavilion and Orchards at 15908 Hebron Rd. near Harvard, IL.
$35.00/ person

or 
REGISTER ONLINE
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Be sure to contact us if you have any questions regarding any of the workshops. You can contact our Nursery office at 815-648-4467 or our mobile number at 815-228-2174.  Registration is on a first come, first served basis and number of attendees is limited for each workshop, so register early!

Royal Oak Farm Orchard - 15908 Hebron Road - Harvard, IL 60033- -815.648.4141