Apples and Orchards: starting from scratch at Community Nature Center

Date(s) - Saturday, Apr 06, 2019
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Audubon Community Nature Center


The Audubon Community Nature Center will hold Apples and Orchards: starting from scratch from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 6 at the Nature Center, 1600 Riverside Rd., Jamestown.

Starting an apple grove is much different than inheriting one. In this class Al (and maybe others) will walk through the steps to take and the things to consider before you ever plant a tree. This is the second workshop in a theme of apple and orchard related programs.

Al Yelvington is a fairly recent transplant to the area after retiring from 33 years in the Coast Guard. Al started a cider orchard (Happy Dog Farm) outside of Russell, Pennsylvania to provide juice specifically for hard cider makers. He just concluded his degree in the Virginia Tech Online Masters in Agriculture and Life Sciences (OMALS) focusing on pest and weed management. Happy Dog Farm includes a community cider mill that is registered with the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture.

The fee is $16 for adults and $12 for Nature Center members. Reservations must be made online by April 4.

For more information call (716) 569-2345 during business hours.