Pruning demonstration offered March 29 in Gilford

GILFORD — On Saturday, March 29 UNH Cooperative Extension will hold a pruning demonstration at the home of Dr. Douglas Scott at 45 Gilman Drive in Gilford from 10 a.m. to noon.

Bill Lord, Extension Fruit Specialist Emeritus, and Kelly McAdam, Belknap County Food & Agriculture Field Specialist, will lead this workshop for home gardeners. Emphasis will be on pruning apples, peaches, pears, and small fruit such as blueberries and raspberries. Varieties suitable to grow in central New Hampshire, how to maintain plantings and manage pests such as deer and voles will also be discussed. 

Pre-registration for this event is not required. A suggested donation of $5 per person is requested. Please come dressed for the weather, as this event will be held rain/snow or shine.  For more information or if special accommodations are needed, please call UNH Cooperative Extension Belknap County at (603) 527-5475.