Growing Grapes in the Home Garden Workshop

On Wednesday, May 12th from 6:30 AM-8:30 PM, MSUE-Leelanau and Grand Traverse offices will co-host a workshop titled Growing Grapes in the Home Garden, at the MSU Northwest Horticultural Research Station, located at 6686 S. Center Highway (approx. 7 Mi. S. of Suttons Bay).

Dr. Duke Elsner, Agricultural Agent (specializing in viticulture & wine education) from the MSUE-Grand Traverse Office will provide classroom and field-based instruction on the following topics related to table and wine grapes: variety selection; site requirements; basic vine structure and growth; planting and early care; basic trellising; vine training and pruning; and pest management.

The cost of the workshop is $5 per person. Informational bulletins related to growing grapes will be available for an additional fee. Advanced registration is recommended. To register, call 256-8323, or download a registration form from www.msue.msu.edu/leelanau. ‘

The event is part of the 2010 “Green Garden” program, a series of spring programs focusing on environmentally sustainable gardening practices. For more information about other programs offered in the Green Garden series, visit the above website, or contact Pam Schmidt, Leelanau County Home Horticulturalist at 231/256-8323.

Photo credit: Vineyard Grapes by troyryans/2155928176/

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