Download your copy of the award-winning fruit tree care guide "Growing Urban Orchards" by Susan Poizner which you can refer to during the course.
Learn key organic fruit tree care skills in just 8 hours in this self-guided training course covering researching your tree, planting and early years care, winter and summer pruning, preventing pests and disease and soil and nutrition management. This course includes 8 hours of video lessons you can watch anytime, anywhere. There are quizzes, free eBooks and resource lists, and it includes an eBook copy of the award-winning fruit tree care book "Growing Urban Orchards". After completing the course, take our 40-question final assessment - if you pass we will send you your Orchard People Certificate in Beginner Fruit Tree Care. Learn the secrets of organic fruit tree care. Sign up today!
Learn how to choose "easier-to-grow" fruit trees that will thrive organically in your unique conditions.
- Why research your fruit tree? Free Preview
- Finding the best planting location Free Preview
- Varieties and where to plant your tree
- Climate zones and hardiness
- Disease resistance
- Root stock and mature tree size
- Staggering the harvest
- Fruit uses, heirloom trees, and native trees.
- US and Canada fruit tree nursery resource list
Learn about the special needs that young fruit trees have and how to plant and care for them properly.
Correct annual pruning is an important way to keep your fruit tree healthy and productive. But pruning a fruit tree is very different from pruning a native tree. When and how should you prune your tree? Find out in this module.
Pest and disease problems are the biggest obstacle that prevent new and established growers from having healthy and productive fruit trees. Learn simple and effective ways to protect your trees from these problems.
How do you ensure that your trees have the nutrients they need? Learn about soil fertility, soil testing, amending your soil, mulching and more.
Have you gone through the five workshops in Orchard People's Beginner Fruit Tree Care Certificate Program? Well then, you're ready to take your 40-question final assessment. With a score of 70% or more, we'll send you your Certificate in Beginner Fruit Tree Care.