You will have to get going a week early but boy, do we have an amazing field trip lined up for May 7th! One of our long-time members is giving us the very great privilege of visiting his over three-quarters of an acre planted with hundreds of densely planted fruit trees. A master propagator, he has created many of these trees himself though he also buys others from local nurseries, just like us regular mortals. An ambitious fruit grower who is always pushing boundaries, he generously shares both his successes and failures, so there is not a soul who will fail to learn something from this trip. There is however one BIG CAVEAT! The property is almost vertical and better suited to mountain goats than yes, us regular mortals. As a result, only the hardiest among you should attempt the visit (and Margaret suggests walking sticks if you have them). Our Program Chair will be live streaming as she did our previous vertical field trip to Aaron Ostrom’s. If you participated in that Zoom, you know Deborah is really good at videoing whereas yours truly (responsible for the last two disasters) is not. So rest assured you will actually see something this time.
Because this is a field trip to a private home it is restricted to active chapter members only. Members will be receiving a newsletter with the address and Zoom links. If you intend to attend in person, could you please let us know? Our host figures he can handle no more than 40 people.