Courses & Workshops
Online Grafting Workshops:
Introducing a fantastic new workshop with Steph from Silver Creek Nursery and Susan Poizner of Orchard People:
Learn the nuances of spring grafting, including 3 different methods, plus scion collection, aftercare, and the science of what species + when + how! Cost $149.
A summer grafting course is in the works as well, and a bundled grafting course that covers all seasons with some bonus content! Stay tuned for more on this!
Online Courses with Susan Poizner of Orchard People, Toronto ONGet inspired today!
Growing Organic Fruit Trees: A Beginner's GuideCLICK FOR MORE!
Urban orchardist and fruit tree care educator Susan Poizner shares proven secrets for growing healthy, productive organic fruit trees.
1 hour. For 50% off tuition use discount code FTNURSERY $19.95 USD.
Researching Fruit Trees for Organic Growing SuccessCLICK FOR MORE!
Learn to research and source easier-to-grow fruit trees that will thrive. You will also learn about rootstocks, planting distances andadvanced growing systems. Beginner or intermediate level.
2 hours. $79 USD.
Unlocking Soil PotentialCLICK FOR MORE!
The secret to growing healthy plants and trees is a soil that is rich in nutrients and filled with life. And the secret to achieving healthy soil does not involve fancy fertilizers and expensive amendments.
5 hours. $199 USD.
Managing Fruit Tree Pests & Disease (IPM)CLICK FOR MORE!
Protect your fruit trees from pests and diseases without resorting to chemical warfare! IPM allows you to minimize the use of sprays while improving tree health.
7 hours. $249 USD.
Fruit Tree Pruning MasterclassCLICK FOR MORE!
Orchardists will learn fruit tree pruning skills to improve fruit tree health & harvest. This course covers central leader, espalier and high-density orchard pruning.
4 hours. $149 USD.
Certificate In Fruit Tree CareCLICK FOR MORE!
Learn how to select a fruit tree for your unique conditions. Learn planting and young tree care, winter and summer pruning, pest and disease prevention, soil and fertility management.
8 hours. $249 USD.
Orchard People Community ForumCLICK FOR MORE!
In this organic-minded community you can ask your fruit tree care questions and share your experiences with other passionate growers of all levels of experience.
Meet Susan PoiznerCLICK FOR MORE!
Founder of Orchard People, Susan has carved out her place in the fruit tree world to educate and inspire beginner and intermediate gardeners and growers to prolifically grow their own nutrient dence fruit!
Bronze BundleCLICK FOR MORE!
Save $73 on tuition. Sign up for our Certificate in Fruit Tree Care and receive our Fruit Tree Pruning Masterclass for half price. For beginner and intermediate growers.
12 hours. $325 USD.
Silver BundleCLICK FOR MORE!
Save $100 in tuition for Certificate in Fruit Tree Care and Managing Fruit Tree Pests and Diseases (IPM). Includes pruning, fertility management, organic pest and disease identification.
15 hours. $398 USD.
Gold BundleCLICK FOR MORE!
Save $150 in tuition and learn how to grow fruit trees successfully. Includes 3 courses: Certificate in Fruit Tree Care, Fruit Tree Pruning Masterclass, Managing Fruit Tree Pests and Diseases (IPM).
19 hours. $495 USD.
Platinum BundleCLICK FOR MORE!
Save $200 in tuition and take all 4 flagship courses: Certificate in Fruit Tree Care, Fruit Tree Pruning Masterclass, Managing Fruit Tree Pests and Diseases, Unlocking Soil Potential.
24 hours. $646 USD.
Workshops at Silver Creek Nursery: SOLD OUT for 2023!
Holistic Spray Workshop
Ever wondered about the mysterious 'Holistic Spray' we mention? Learn all about it in this workshop. Join us bright and early to discuss spraying, the ingredients in a holistic spray, when and where, and most importantly, why! We will show you our set up and offer advice to make your own spray, for your own localized pest and disease pressures. Rain date TBD if needed. Email email@example.com to get your name on the list - space is limited so let us know asap. Cost: pay-what-you-can, up to $20/person, funds will go to our test orchards.
Apple Grafting Workshop
This is a hands-on workshop where you will learn to graft and take home 5 apple trees at the end of the day. For pricing or to sign up, contact us and we'll send you a registration form.