Love the taste of fresh fruit? How would you like to grow it on your own property? A free workshop will be held Wednesday, Oct. 23 on growing fruit for homeowners.
The City of Alpharetta and the Alpharetta Natural Resources Commission, along with the UGA Cooperative Extension in Fulton County and the North Fulton Master Gardeners, will offer the workshop on Wednesday from 7-8:30 pm. The class will be held at the City of Alpharetta Engineering/Public Works Department, 1790 Hembree Road, Alpharetta, Georgia 30009.
The workshop will teach local homeowners about fruits that grow well in Georgia – even in small backyards, said Terry Porter of the City of Alpharetta. This class will cover fruit trees (apple, peach, cherry, pear, and fig), brambles (raspberry, blackberry), blueberries, strawberries and grapes.
This is the best time of year to plant fruit trees and shrubs, according to the workshop leaders. Their roots can start getting established over the winter, enabling the plants to grow more in the spring and possibly produce.
Homeowners will hear about selection, planting, pruning, disease/pest control and harvesting. Additional resources will also be provided.
Call (678) 297-6200 by Tuesday, Oct. 22 to register. For more information about this event, email Terry Porter or call her at (678) 297-6200.