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Fruit Tree Pruning - one day course

Fruit Tree Pruning - one day course

Course Provider: Assington Mill

Contact Name: Anne Holden

Telephone: 01787 229955

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Address:
Assington Mill
Assington
Sudbury
Suffolk
CO10 5LZ

Course Length: One day (10-4.30)

Price: £90

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Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.

Description:

Fruit Tree Pruning
Tutor: Chris Heseltine

A one-day course to explain the principles of fruit tree pruning, the use of tools and how to sharpen them. This will be followed by a practical demonstration in Chris's orchard on how to prune new trees, and another in a different orchard on how to rescue old and neglected fruit trees.
You will be able to practise on several trees during the day, with supervision.

On the April course, we will be able to prune plums & cherries, as well as apples & pears.

On the November course, we will concentrate on apples and pears, but Chris will answer questions on those trees that cannot be pruned in winter.

What to Bring:
secateurs,
pruning saw (essential),
warm & weather proof clothing including hat, work gloves and boots.

Assington Mill is a 70 acre organic farm in a beautiful secluded hidden valley in Suffolk. We aim to provide a friendly and welcoming atmosphere, where you will enjoy the experience of spending time with like-minded people and learning something new and life-enriching. Around fifty-five different short courses in rural and traditional craft skills are run here each year.

We aim to provide healthy meals during our courses made from locally-sourced organic ingredients, where possible. Lunches usually consist of soup and salads. Almost all the ingredients, if they are not grown here, come from Assington Farmshop, and are organic if possible. Cakes and biscuits are also home-made. We specialise in gluten-free food and are happy to cater for any other dietary requirements if you give us notice on the booking form.

Accommodation is available at many BnBs in the area (please see the list on our website) or you could stay in Mill Cottage on site. Alternatively, Camping is also possible at Assington Mill for £5 per night, anywhere on the farm. There is a toilet and shower available in a wetroom; plus a kitchen with two hobs and urn. We are not a proper camp site; this is just a facility for people coming on the courses.

Assington Mill is half a mile from the nearest bus stop or 3 miles from Bures train station if you wish to travel by public transport.

To book please click through (link above) find your course and book online.

What's included in the price?

A lovely organic home made lunch, plus cakes and biscuits. To book please click through (above) find your course (in date order) and book online.

For more information about accommodation and food please see below.


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