Heritage Orchard Conference

Free Heritage Orchard webinar series presented by the University of Idaho. Register at this link: https://www.uidaho.edu/cals/sandpoint-organic-agriculture-center/conference 

The monthly series began in August 2020 and continues through April 2021, every 3rd WED at 11 am MT, with topics ranging from restoration pruning to DNA profiling of varieties. Tune into the Zoom webinars by registering today. You will be able to submit questions through a moderator to be directed to the speaker during the Q&A session at the end of the presentation. All webinars will be recorded and available for viewing following the live presentations.

New orchard takes root in Dolores

Heritage apple trees will produce 700 bushels annually ~

The persistent blank spot on Joe Rowell Park’s east side is set to blossom into a vibrant apple orchard producing heritage varieties.

This fall the Montezuma Orchard Restoration Project planted 70 trees in the Dolores park as part of a partnership with the town. Native grasses will be planted as cover for the orchard floor.

“It is here for the community to cherish, a beautiful asset that will be enjoyed by generations,” said MORP co-director Jude Schuenemeyer. “We purposely planted the rarer varieties. It will be a real place of activity where people can learn and be a part of something.” read full story in The Journal

By Jim Mimiaga Journal staff writer

Monday, Jan. 6, 2020 4:52 PM