This workshop has been cancelled due to Covid-19.
Learn how to establish a small orchard on your farm, homestead or in your back yard. This workshop will be lead by Surik Mehrabyan of Mehrabyan Nursery based in Ithaca, NY. We will discuss how to decide when and where to plant, how to choose varieties, what supplies you will need, and how to be aware of potential pests and diseases. This workshop will also cover all of the basics for planting fruit trees in Fall and Spring weather, followed by a tree planting demonstration and a hands on portions of the workshop where everyone will have a chance to plant a tree on the Groundswell incubator farm. We will discuss how to maintain and care for fruit trees after they are planted.
After a career in physics research at Cornell University, Surik Mehrabyan decided to start his own adventure and planted 80 fruit trees in his backyard, much like in his village in Armenia. He then started the Mehrabyan Nursery to bring more affordable and high quality trees to fruit tree growers! Mehrabyan Nursery is on a mission to bring delicious fruit trees to every home, orchard and farm. “Coming from Armenia, our sunny country with a rich variety of bright, delicious and fragrant fruits, we wanted to share our love for growing fruit trees in our local community in Ithaca and beyond.”
Learn more about Surik and inquire about fruit tree purchases for the workshop here: www.mehrabyannursery.com