Saturday, November 5, 2011

Petty's Orchard Working Bee - Sunday 6th November 10am-2pm (Doncaster)


Take a few turns off the main road in Templestowe/Doncaster and you can find yourself surrounded by amazing apple trees at Petty's Orchard.

This place has real horticultural history and their annual antique apple tasting festival in March is well worth a visit. Fantastic to find a working orchard so close to our urban metropolis.

This Sunday (and on the first Sunday of every month) between 10 am and 2 pm you can get involved with the orchard by helping out at on their working bees organised by the Heritage Fruits Society.


This week: 
  • Pruning, 
  • Irrigation system, 
  • Tidying, 
  • Tree guards, 
  • Labels.

The trees will be just starting to flower, so recording flowering might be good. At least it should be a lovely sight.

Contact John at J.Pinniger@latrobe.edu.au or just come along.

Oh and to top it off, morning tea is provided!
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