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Pruning Basics Workshop

July 6 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

This Workshop is BOOKED OUT!

Learn the basics of pruning for new and established fruit trees in your garden.

  • How to sharpen and choose tools,
  • when where and how to cut the branches,
  • questions of winter versus summer pruning,
  • Some theory, and plenty of hands on experience in a garden in Castlemaine.

Please Bring: Secateurs if you have them.

Dress Code: Warm Clothes, Boots and Hat.

Payment must be made before 25th June to secure a place in this workshop.

Date: Saturday, 6th July (If very wet weather is forecast, we will postpone the workshop.)
Time: 1.00 – 3.30pm
Where: Guildford – address TBA
Cost: $45. Full / $35. Conc or Early Bird Discount. (EDB available until 15th June)

Tutor: Ian Lillington

Ian Lillington has been pruning fruit trees for decades. With his partner Marita, they run an orchard on half an acre in Campbells Creek, with about 30 fruit-producing trees.

Ian has also been involved in permaculture design and teaching since the early 1990s. Working alongside David Holmgren and learning from Bill Mollison, Ian is passionate about urban food forests and natural building.

Ian is author of an introduction to permaculture “The Holistic Life – a Beginners’ Guide to Permaculture”, and is featured in the anthology – “Permaculture Pioneers” and wrote the chapter on Permaculture in the “Encyclopedia of Sustainability”

Limited to maximum of 10 places but we will run additional classes if there is demand.



July 6
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm


Castlemaine Community House
30 Templeton Street
Castlemaine, Victoria 3450 Australia
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(03) 5472 4842