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Sietsema Orchards to host fruit tree planting workshop



A morning of free workshops for those interested in growing fruit trees is scheduled for March 22 at the Sietsema Orchards.

/Courtesy of Sietsema Orchards

 /Courtesy of Sietsema Orchards

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Friends of Grand Rapids Parks is partnering with the Kent and Montcalm Conservation Districts to present a workshop on the growing, maintenance and pruning of fruit trees. The event will take place on March 22 at Sietsema Orchards in Ada (8540 2 Mile Road). The workshop will begin promptly at 9 a.m. and continue until noon.

Although the setting for this event is a production fruit farm, the programming will be targeted towards small scale, urban and backyard fruit growers. We will cover basic topics including selecting appropriate varieties, watering and fertilization, tree biology, insects and disease and significant coverage of tree pruning with an outdoor practical.

We hope you can join us for this informational event. There is no charge for attending this event.

Space is limited. If you are interested in attending this class, please RSVP to Lee Mueller at 616 389 4687 or by email. If you need assistance getting to the location, or would prefer to car-pool, please let us know.

The Friends of Grand Rapids Parks is an independent, citizen led, nonprofit enterprise founded in 2008, working closely with but separate from the City, with the mission to identify specific park projects, mobilize people, and generate resources to protect, enhance, and expand the City’s parks and public spaces. In a nutshell, we make park improvement projects happen by bringing together neighbors, park users, the City, funders, volunteers and contractors.

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