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Pruning Workshop

March 25 @ 11:00 am 1:00 pm

Join us for a special Pruning Workshop with Duncan Welch, co-owner of Goshen Gardens, a permaculture farm and nursery in Cape May Court House, on Saturday, March 25 at 11:00amPaid members of the Jersey Shore Chapter and Southeast Chapter are welcome to join us. Bring gloves, pruning shears (not hedge shears) and folding saw if you have one. Space is limited, first (paid member) responders confirm a seat. 

Please RSVP , we will add you to our attendees list and provide you with additional information.

OUR GUIDE:

Duncan Welch received a B.S degree in Horticulture from Oregon State University, in 1987. While living in Oregon, Duncan worked at Monrovia Nursery in a summer internship. After getting his degree he moved back to Connecticut and started a landscape business. He has been self employed ever since. In October 2010, Duncan bought Hazlett Farm, a 30 acre farm in Cape May Court House. The previous owner put the farm into farmland preservation. It was a Certified Organic vegetable farm. Duncan farmed it for 3 years growing vegetables. It was a lot of work for such little money. His neighbor signed him up to go on a garden tour with Pat Sutton and Duncan decided to start growing native plants. He grew plants for 2 years before opening Goshen Gardens. In that time he learned about permaculture and started planting a food forest. He started growing paw-paws, figs, beach plum, elderberry, black chokeberry, persimmon, and other native plants, as well as perennial crops including asparagus, rhubarb and Jerusalem artichoke. Horticulture is both an art and science which has lead him to start growing Bonsai Trees for a hobby, and he has recently started taking a pottery class so he can make pots for some of his trees. Duncan says, “Pruning is both an art and science and you will learn why I prune plants the way I do!”

In that time he learned about permaculture and started planting a food forest. He started growing paw-paws, figs, beach plum, elderberry, black chokeberry, persimmon, and other native plants, as well as perennial crops including asparagus, rhubarb and Jerusalem artichoke. Horticulture is both an art and science which has lead him to start growing Bonsai Trees for a hobby, and he has recently started taking a pottery class so he can make pots for some of his trees. Duncan says, “Pruning is both an art and science and you will learn why I prune plants the way I do!”