THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Growing Berries at Home Hosted by Coleman Library
Issue Date: April 5, 2018
The Coleman Library and Marinette County UW-Extension are offering a workshop designed to help backyard berry growers in their endeavors. The discussion will be led by UW-Extension Horticulture Agent, Scott Reuss and will be held Tuesday, April 10, starting at 10 a.m. in the Coleman Library Meeting Room, located at 123 W Main Street.
Participants will review the different species of berry producing plants that work well in the growing environment of Northeastern Wisconsin. Discussion will then focus on production aspects such as cultivar selection, placement and planting issues, pest management, and plant management for each species. The discussions will be oriented toward home fruit growers, so will focus on the key production aspects and steps to allow for efficient management and consistent, high-quality fruit production. An important part of the discussion is the questions that attendees bring with them, so be ready to discuss specifics!
This event is free, and attendees will receive a packet of UW-Extension information regarding small fruit management. The discussion will focus on raspberries and strawberries, but will include blueberries, currants, and a number of other berry producing species which can be productive and healthful for home growers.
Contact library staff at the library main desk or by calling 920-897-2400 if questions about the event. You can also contact Reuss for any fruit or other horticultural questions, by calling the Marinette County UW-Extension office at 715-732-7510 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.