Event # C681

Posted by: Profile mjohnson

Field Trip to Beamish Orchard

Contact: Melinda Johnson, (902) 393-5064, mjohnson@accountant.com
Location: 2100 Route 248 (Warren Grove Road), Warren Grove, PE
Time: Wednesday, September 26th, 2012 at 1pm
Age: All Welcome
Cost: $3 per person (for adults and kids)
Viewable by: General Public
Past events: 2012: Sep26

I am excited to organize an apple orchard field trip for us this year. Our particular group will be going to Beamish Orchard. This is their description from their website:

Located in Warren Grove, just minutes from Charlottetown, PEI (Buy Local!) we have been selling apples since 1993 and we are in our fourth harvest of Certified Organic production. We are a small family run business; what we know about growing apples in PEI we have learned from experience and we are happy to share what we know with you.

Visit us during the fall harvest season to enjoy a great U-Pick farm experience or just drop by to pick up a bag of fresh PEI apples. We press our own apple cider; a real treat fresh from the press or put a bottle in your freezer to enjoy at your next family event.

The educational tour will last 90 minutes.

General topics will include:

overview of our farm and how we started
how to plant an apple tree
some of the challenges to growing apples (bugs, diseases, animals)
how we overcome these challenges
organic techniques we use
interesting facts about apples and trees
taste apples and cider
and moreĀ…..I do talk for 90 minutes!

As time permits, I will be posting some educational material that can be used before and/or after the tour in the classroom. Look for this later this fall.

Their website is beamishorchard.ca

I look forward to seeing some of you in a couple of weeks!

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