The Lower Nehalem Community Trust (LNCT) will host a free pruning workshop from 1 a.m. until noon Saturday, Jan. 11, in the Community Garden at Alder Creek Farm. This event will be led by professional arborist David Sipp, of Ecologic Trees.

Sipp brings a wealth of knowledge on the best way to prune young, mature or overgrown fruit trees to maximize their production. This workshop is open to the public, ages 10 and up. Bring your gloves and a pruner. Tools and gloves will also be available to borrow.

The orchard in the Community Garden at Alder Creek Farm has just about every fruit and berry imaginable. LNCT orchardists and Community Garden leaders will be on hand demonstrating how to prune blueberries, current, cane berries and more.

LNCT’s Community Garden grows food for the North County Food Bank, Senior Lunch Program, Community Garden members and their families. Registration to join begins Feb. 1 and startup is Feb. 25.

To learn more about the Community Garden, visit or call the LNCT at 503-368-3203.

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