Cane Berries and Blueberries for the Home Garden and Small Farm

Join CASFS Farm Garden Manager Christof Bernau as he covers the fundamental information you need to know to successfully grow and harvest blueberries, blackberries and raspberries in the home garden. Beginning in the UCSC Hay Barn, Christof will discuss a brief history and origin of these crops, their primary cultural requirements, site selection and soil preparation, trellising systems, varietal selection and sourcing.
The group will then walk up to the farm and look at each of these crops in three dimensions, using the living plants to illustrate key terminology and plant physiology and discuss seasonal care requirements and the specifics of winter pruning.
Participants will experience guided, hands-on pruning of blueberries and cane management for the blackberries at the UCSC Farm at this lecture and demonstration workshop. The workshop will take place on Sunday, February 23, from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm, and will meet at the Hay Barn, adjacent to the UCSC Farm.
Things to bring: Gardening gloves, pruning shears, layered clothing and rain gear depending on the weather. This event takes place rain or shine.
Online registration costs: $30 for general public, $20 for Friends of the Farm & Garden members and members of the UC Master Gardeners and $5 for current UCSC students.
PLEASE NOTE: Add $10 dollars to the prices above for day of class walk-ins. Cash and check only. Visit to pre-register.

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