• It’s time to … prune your fruit trees workshop on Saturday, March 22


The Sitka Local Foods Network reminds you that it’s time to get out in the garden and prune your fruit trees. Jud Kirkness will present a free, short, on-the-ground fruit tree pruning workshop at 9 a.m. on Saturday, March 22, at St. Peter’s Fellowship Farm (located behind St. Peter’s By The Sea Episcopal Church on Lincoln Street). 

Due to limited space, those interested in participating need to pre-register by calling Michelle Putz at 747-2708.

The Sitka Local Foods Network will be hosting a series of “It’s time to …” workshops this spring and summer designed to help local residents with various aspects of vegetable gardening and fruit growing. Many of these classes will be informal get-togethers at various gardens around town.

In addition, don’t forget the Sitka Local Foods Network education committee will meet from 5:30-7 p.m. on Monday, March 17, at Harrigan Centennial Hall to discuss future workshops and classes for the upcoming spring and summer.

We are still looking to expand our network of local volunteers who can teach classes (formal and informal) this year about growing food, so please attend if you’re interested. If you can’t attend, please email Charles Bingham at charleswbingham3@gmail.com with info about what topics you can teach, your gardening experience, and contact information so we can add you to our database of instructors.