As you may be aware, The Ohio State University has announced the suspension of face-to-face instruction of lectures, discussion sections, seminars, and other similar classroom settings, and the move to virtual instruction effective immediately and through at least Monday, March 30. Also, events deemed nonessential between now and April 20 are subject to review, to evaluate whether they should continue in person. Based on these guidelines, we have decided to CANCEL the Fruit Tree Pruning Workshop scheduled for Saturday, March 14, 2020.
One of the best ways to prevent the spread of viral illnesses is to minimize the circumstances in which individuals might interact and transmit the diseases.
The safety of our community is our top priority. We realize that our COVID-19 policy guidelines will cause disruption, but the risk of not acting outweighs the inconvenience of these temporary measures. We will share updates as more information becomes available. To learn more about what Ohio State is doing to keep our communities safe, see this.
OSU Extension Fairfield County will sponsor a hands-on Fruit Tree Pruning Workshop with Ralph Hugus at Hugus Fruit Farm located at 1960 Old Rushville Road NE, Rushville OH on Saturday March 14th from 10:00 a.m to noon. The workshop will involve walking through the orchard and discussing growing and pruning techniques for apple and peach trees. Pruning shears will be provided. Participants will be able to learn pruning techniques and get all of their questions related to fruit tree growing and pruning answered. The majority of the workshop will be held outdoors please dress for the weather conditions.
Reservations are not required but in order to provide adequate printed materials we suggest a reservation by calling OSU Extension-Fairfield County at 740-653-5419.
Learn more about fruit tree pruning and our upcoming workshop in this short video we recorded prior to last year's Fruit Tree Pruning Workshop: