Pruning Fruit Trees with Jim Davies from Farmgate Cider Farm.

March 20, 6:30pm, Almonte Branch.

FREE but registration required here:

Every spring Farmgate Cider prunes 100s of apples trees to keep them healthy and happy. In this library presentation Jim Davies from Farmgate Cider will go over the fundamentals of pruning apple trees simplified into a few ordered steps.

Topics include the tools required, the what, why and how of pruning, and young tree training. Along with his experience Jim will bring in cuttings and tools to add clarity as well as a one page pruning summary Farmgate uses when training new staff.

Note: MMPL Seed Library opens March 20

Another gardening-related upcoming event:

Almonte’s Community Composting of Leaves by Scott Hortop

Wednesday, 3 April, 6-7:30pm, Almonte branch

Space is limited. Register here:

Learn what is a fungal dominant compost, how it affects soil and germination, how you can access it, and the benefit of diverting fall leaves from landfills. Bring your questions! Find more information about Scott’s project at