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August 19th Class “Yardscaping with Fruit: Apples, Berries, Cherries, and More!”

July 7, 2014

Fruits of the City Logo-roundAre you considering planting your first fruit tree?  Perhaps you already have a few fruiting trees and shrubs and are deciding what to plant next.  Join the Minnesota Project’s Fruits of the City program August 19th as we learn more about some of the different varieties of apples, berries, cherries, and plums (and more!) along with the pros and cons of each.  Find the perfect fruiting plant(s) for your tastes and yard conditions!

Edible Landscaping is made up of several tiers of plant types and each is very important for maximizing the production of food on your urban landscape.  This class will focus on going through some of the different cultivars and species of the tree and shrub layer.  Each one of the plants highlighted bear delicious and edible fruits that can be used for fresh eating, baking, juicing, drying, etc. Register online at www.yardscaping.eventbrite.com

Yardscaping with Fruit: Apples, Berries, Cherries, and More!
Tuesday, August 19th, 6:30 – 8:00 pm
Eastside Food Co-op –  Granite Studio Room
2551 Central Avenue NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418
Cost: $20 ($15 for Eastside Co-op Members)

Presenter: Rebecca Koetter is a consultant working with various edible trees and shrubs throughout the Metro area.  She has experience designing, selecting, implementing, harvesting and processing from nearly every fruit from a woody plant growing in MN.  Rebecca has an undergraduate from Dept. of Forest Resources, Master’s degree from College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resources Science and worked with the Dept. of Forest Resources, University of Minnesota for five years.

Directions:

Eastside Food Co-op is located on the corner of Central Avenue NE and 26th Avenue NE.  Parking is available in the Eastside Food Co-op parking lot.

For more information contact Fruits of the City at 651-789-3321 or Fruits@mnproject.org or visit these websites:

www.eastsidefood.coop

www.fruitsofthecity.org

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