Figs & Friends — Small Fruits for the Backyard
April 17, 2020 @ 11:30 am - 4:30 pm$75
If you’re into sustainable food, join us this hands-on class and lunch at our farm in Beech Island, SC.
Learn to creating your own orchard with easy-care, low-spray, high-production fruit trees. Think how great it would be to walk into your back yard and pick your own fresh fruit to eat, to cook with, to preserve, and to give away to friends and family.
We’ll focus on figs, persimmons, pawpaw, pomegranates & guava. And our guest teacher will address cold hardy citrus including oranges, grapefruit and kumquats. We’ll learn about the best options for central Georgia and Carolina.
You’ll learn where to plant, about soil and fertilizer and, most importantly, which varieties to plant. Too often ignored, planting varieties of fruit specially developed for our unique climate is key to successful fruit growing.
We have a full afternoon planned for you, beginning with a slide presentation and lunch including Momma’s fig-and-lemon pound cake (yes you get the recipe too). Then a very personalized tour of the farm to see our fruit trees, followed by our guest teacher and some citrus treats.
We’ll round out the day with shopping a curated collection of the best cultivars of small fruit trees for your yard.