The Food Forest

Fruit & Nut Growing


Date: Sunday 9th June, 2024

Book here via Humanitix - $125pp (+ booking fee).

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  • 8.45am-5pm
  • Morning and afternoon tea is provided
  • BYO lunch (there will be no shared cool storage or heating facilities available)
  • Payment is transferable to another person, but non-refundable
  • Venue: The Food Forest
Book here via Humanitix

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.


If you are unwell with flu like symptoms, we ask you to please not attend the workshop – contact us beforehand to discuss options.