Interested in growing fruit trees? Unsure about which ones to plant?
Or which ones to avoid?
Come hear Mike Fillon from the Friends of Tucker Parks'
Orchard Guild at our September 26th meeting. He'll separate fact from fiction
about growing fruit trees and bushes here, and he'll give advice about how
to grow them organically.
Mike Fillon is a Master Gardener specializing in fruit trees and bushes, who,
as part of the Friends of Tucker Parks’ Orchard Guild (FTPOG) plans to add at
least 1,000 fruit trees in the spanking new City of Tucker over the next few
years. In addition to the Friends of Tucker Parks’ Orchard Guild, Mike
works with the Henderson Park Native Plant and Wildlife Walk Master Gardener
project. He is also Lead DeKalb Master Gardener at the Dunwoody Community
Garden and Orchard at Brook Run Park. His team has successfully implemented
the Guild structure in a 40-tree orchard consisting of apple trees, figs,
mayhaws, a medlar tree, pawpaws, pears, persimmons, plum, and quince trees.
Also blackberries, blueberries, goji berries, kiwi, muscadine and raspberry vines.
He has been a science and health writer for more than 30 years.
For more information about FTPOG, see their website:
This fall, DMGA meetings begin at 6:30 p.m. We meet at the
Northlake / Barbara Loar Branch of the DeKalb County Public Library at
3772 LaVista Road, Tucker, GA 30084 (inside I-285, corner of Harobi Dr. and LaVista Rd.,
turn at the BB&T Bank). Click here for a
of the library's location.
Plan to join us and bring a friend. There is no charge or pre-registration for
this DMGA educational program.