Slow Food Chicago is hosting a four hour workshop that will teach you what you need to learn to become a backyard orchardist in Chicago. Yes, you can grow several fruiting trees in Chicago and you don't even need a lot of land since many fruiting trees can be grown in containers indoors and out. Here's what the workshop will cover:
Grow Your Own Backyard Orchard in Chicago
Best choices of fruit trees and berry plants to grow organically in the Chicago area. Container growing of fruit trees, indoor and out. How to graft a fruit tree that you are unable to find from a garden center or nursery around Chicago. You'll also get an introduction to the basics of fruit tree pruning. The workshop is scheduled for Saturday, April 9th from 1:00-5:00pm at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum. The cost is $35/$25 for Slow Food Chicago members. The fee includes one rootstock and scion of your choice. They will also have Paw Paw seedlings available for sale. To register see this link.
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