Growing your own apples and pears at home in an urban environment can be a rewarding and delicious experience - if you know what you're doing! Join us as Monica Maggio of Core Home Fruit covers how to select the best site, choose the best trees, and deliver the best care for a beautiful and abundant harvest of apples and pears! Depending upon availability, some of Monica's favorite Willamette Valley apple and pear varieties will be featured for tasting following the lecture.
Monica Maggio's mission is to continually harness and cultivate her inner plant nerd in ways that benefit the greater Portland metro community. As a Master Gardener & OSU Extensions Services instructor, former Arboretum Manager for the Home Orchard Society, and current owner of Core Home Fruit, she has seen firsthand how people take better care of plants once they know they can eat them! She is equally skilled outside the classroom as a professional fruit growing expert. In all of her services with Core Home Fruit, she combines Permaculture principles, up-to-date university research, plus years of regional gardening experience.