Tree pruning and first signs of spring

Recently Tom A and Jo went to an espalier fruit tree pruning workshop held by GreenThumb at the Know Waste Lands garden in Bushwick. We have a few pluot and apple trees that we’ve been neglecting, as none of our farm members have brought knowledge of pruning fruit trees. This was a perfect opportunity to gain both the skills and confidence — as well as supplies: they won a pair of pruners in the raffle! All of this was immediately put to use on the first balmy day of the year yet (a record-breaking 78º across the city).

Though the temps have dropped back to normal ranges, we are seeing bulbs start to come up, oregano coming back, and even some white blooms.

(pictures from Jo, Sarah, and the GreenThumb)

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