The Food Forest

Fruit & Nut Growing


Date: Sunday June 5, 2022
Time: 8.45am - 5.00pm

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  • Morning and afternoon tea is provided
  • BYO lunch (due to COVID no heating or cooling facilities available)
  • Payment is transferable to another person, but non-refundable if you cancel less than 2 weeks before your course date
  • Venue: The Food Forest
  • In addition to your payment, please fill out the online registration form
$115.00 per person

Growing your own fresh fruit and nuts has to be one of the most satisfying things you can do in your own backyard or property! What’'s more, South Australia’'s Mediterranean climate enables us to grow the most intensely flavoured and nutritious tree crops in the world.

This one-day workshop will explore different varieties of stone fruit, citrus, olives, pecan nuts, figs, apples, pistachios and as many other crops as you desire. We will also discuss preserving techniques to stock your pantry for supply through the seasons.

The course will develop skills required to plan, establish and manage fruit and nut trees in a garden or plantation.

Using demonstrations, practicals, walks and talks, we'll examine the selection of varieties, pollination requirements, planting material (grafting and other propagation techniques), orchard establishment, tree shaping, irrigation, soil fertility and pest management.

You are welcome to bring plans of orchards you are planning and soil samples for testing.

Also see our fact sheets for information about some of the wonderful species we can grow in Mediterranean climates as well as growing fruit and nuts.

Cancellations & Refunds

We understand circumstances can change between booking and the date of the course and that you may not be able to attend.

In the event of a cancellation:

  • If it is more than 2 weeks out from the starting date of the workshop: we can refund the fee (minus a $40 administration fee), you can transfer to another workshop of the same value at another time, or you can nominate another person to attend in your place, at no cost.
  • If it is less than 2 weeks from the starting date: the booking can be transferred to another person you nominate but can not be refunded.
  • In the unlikely event of insufficient registrations or any unforeseen Food Forest related circumstances, the organisers reserve the right to cancel the course with one week’s notice. In this case a full refund will be made. Unfortunately we can not refund travel expenses incurred.


Please note, this workshop will be run according to COVID guidelines, current at the time of the workshop.
If you are unwell with flu like symptoms, we ask you to please not attend the workshop – contact us beforehand to discuss options.