Published on 09/18/14

UGA horticulturists to teach backyard orchard workshop

A workshop on establishing a backyard orchard will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 8 from 8:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. on the University of Georgia campus in Griffin.

Hosted by the UGA Horticulture Department, the class will cover the basic steps of starting an orchard. Topics will also include how to select small and large fruit varieties as well as planting and maintaining the orchard.

UGA faculty will also discuss how to troubleshoot for insect and disease problems in the orchard. UGA Extension horticulturist Bob Westerfield and UGA Extension fruit specialist Erick Smith will teach the class, which will meet in room 104 of the UGA Griffin Campus’ Student Learning Center.

The cost of the workshop is $20, and includes instruction, workshop materials and refreshments. Pre-registration is required by Wednesday, Oct. 1. Register online at For more information, call Beth Horne at (770) 228-7214 or email her at

One pesticide recertification credit in either category 21 or 24 can be earned for attending this workshop.

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