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  Apple Tree Pruning Demo and Orchard Workday

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Time:  9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Place:  North Charlestown - Community School Orchard, 509 River Road

Stan McCumber and Jenny Wright, veteran apple tree pruners from Unity will lead the demonstration from 9-11am.  The orchard workday will begin at 11am.  Lunch will be provided to workday volunteers.  Donations will be accepted and used to pay for some pruning and to buy new apple trees and perennial pollinator plants that will bring bees to the orchard year-round.

Students will take part in a Green-up Day this spring to plant the new trees and pollinator gardens.  Donations will also go towards fertilizer for the trees, renting bee hives during the blooming season, and paying for biennial pruning.  The school is looking for volunteers or an organization to take on the care of this orchard fulfilling the wish of the Farwell Trustees to see it enjoyed by future generations.

This event is open to the general public.  There is a playground at the school to entertain kids while adults are working.  Please bring water, wear sturdy shoes, dress appropriate for the weather, and bring work gloves if you have them.  If you have any questions about the pruning demonstration, please contact Dawn: 603.542.9511 x269;

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