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TGC Academy: Roots & Soils + Pruning, Lecture & Practicum
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When: March 27, 2019
7:30 am – 4:30 pm
Where: The Garden Continuum, Inc.
67 West Street (Entre-Suites)
2nd Floor
Medfield, Massachusetts  02052
United States
Jen Kettell


Roots & Soils: Lecture and hands-on practicum cover root types, soil types, drainage, pH, NPK, fertilizing, composting, mycorrhizae, and mulching. We will dive into a discussion of soil testing and how to interpret your results to formulate an action plan.

Pruning Lecture: Lecture covers pruning different tree and shrub varieties at different stages of maturity, pruning objectives, appropriate tools & *PPE for personal safety, biology, natural selective pruning, and a useful 10-step guide.

Pruning Workshop: Hands-on practicum will be held after lunch. It begins with a short demonstration, then attendees will be divided into small groups to hone the following skills:

  • Rejuvenation of old shrubs
  • Structural pruning young plants
  • Making the right cut when the branch collar is hard to spot
  • Identifying and correcting girdling roots
  • Reviewing early-blooming shrubs
  • Making a clean cut every time

Cost is $125 per person, sponsored by The Gaarden Continuum Academy.


1 MCH credit approved

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