Fruit tree workshop set for Friday

Monday, February 26, 2018

A Purdue University Fruit Tree Program will be offered to residents in Putnam, Parke, Vermillion, Vigo, Clay, Owen, Greene, Sullivan and Monroe county residents Friday, March 2 from 9 a.m.-noon, according to Dana Gadeken, Extension educator with the Purdue Extension, Vigo County.

The program will be offered at Ditzler Orchard, 8902 S. 625 West, Rosedale, IN 47874.

The cost is $5, payable on site. This event will occur outside rain or shine, please come dressed for the weather.

The Fruit Tree program is designed to address many of the issues faced by homeowners caring for these types of trees. Attendees will be taught the basics of fruit tree planting and care, disease and pest prevention, and there will be an apple tree pruning demonstration. This is an opportunity to ask targeted questions, engage experts, and familiarize yourself with how to get the most from your plantings.

Persons interested in registration information for the Fruit Tree program should contact Purdue Extension Vigo County (812-462-3371) located at 275 Ohio St., Terre Haute, to RSVP. You can also email you RSVP to

Visit or you can contact the local Purdue Extension Office by calling 653-8411 for more information regarding this week’s column topic or to RSVP for upcoming events. It is always best to call first to assure items are ready when you arrive and to RSVP for programs. While many publications are free, some do have a fee.

Upcoming Events:

Feb. 28 – Dealing with Family Stress webinar, noon, RSVP at

March 7 – Exploring 4-H meeting, Community Building, Fairgrounds, 6 p.m.

March 8 – Soil Health PARP, 6-8 p.m., Putnam County Fairgrounds, $10 for PARP Credit, register at

March 10 – Ag Day Breakfast and Mini-Farm Fest, Putnam County Fairgrounds.

March 13 – Farmers’ Market vendor workshop – Marketing Night, Extension Office, 6:30 p.m.

March 17 – Garden Fair, 8:30 a.m –3 p.m., Putnam County Fairgrounds.

March 20 – Horticulture judges training, 9:30 a.m.-noon, Parke County Fairgrounds.

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