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Growing Fruit

Duration: Two days

Price: £60

Book with: Short Courses Team
at Centre for Alternative Technology

Centre for Alternative Technology
SY20 9AZ

Course Start Dates

Saturday 7th March 2020

About the Course

Learn how to propagate, prune and protect from disease as you get started with growing your own fruit trees.

Thriving fruit trees are a joy to behold, but the practices of propagation, pruning and disease control can seem confusing. This course unlocks the mysteries by looking at the science behind fruit growing, and puts it into practice with hands-on sessions. We concentrate on apples and pears, but cover other fruits such as damsons, figs and soft fruit. Each student will graft and take home their own apple tree.

This course can be taken on its own or as part of a Certificate in Field Ecology.

Tutor Profile

This course is run at CAT by Aberystwyth University. The University of Aberystwyth School of Education and Lifelong Learning aims to offer a range of accredited (intensive) courses at CAT to enable students to gain a Higher Education Certificate in Field Ecology.


Nestled in the foothills of Snowdonia, the Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) is a world-renowned eco centre that researches and supports greener ways of living.

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What's included in the price?

Tuition and and all materials are provided, and full-board accommodation is available at CAT if you would like to stay longer.

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  • Accessible by public transport
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  • Parking provided
  • Weekends