Thirty hearty souls turned up for a winter pruning workshop hosted by Heather Shobe at the Burde Street Community Orchard on Saturday, Jan. 20.
Shobe, who also runs Eden Tree Farm and Gardening, is an agricultural support worker with the Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District. She has leased the heritage apple orchard from the landowner with plans to restore its productivity.
That could take three to five years, she said.
Another pruning workshop is taking place today (Thursday, Jan. 25) until 2 p.m. Come by 3333 Burde Street for hands-on learning and knowledge sharing.