CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER: Pruning Fruit Trees workshop, April 2

Pettengill Farm

Did you know that Harrington House and Pettengill Farm, the two properties owned and stewarded by Freeport Historical Society, once contained apple orchards? Some trees still remain at Pettengill Farm.  On Saturday, April 2, from 2:00-3:30pm, join Dr. Dick Brzozowski at Pettengill Farm and learn about Pruning Fruit Trees. Dick will share why, when, and where to prune fruit trees with an eye to maintaining healthy and productive trees in this hands-on workshop.

Bring any sharpened hand-pruners, tree limb saws, and ladders!  Work gloves and appropriate footwear are advised.  We will be outside during the entire session.

Dr. Richard Brzozowski obtained his Doctoral Degree at the University of Missouri in Columbia in Agricultural Education.  In his work as Extension Educator with University of Maine Cooperative Education, he travels throughout the County educating on all agricultural topics.  In addition, he oversees the popular Master Gardener program for Cumberland County.

Pettengill Farm is owned and maintained by the Freeport Historical Society (FHS).  This 140-acre saltwater farm features an early 1800’s saltbox, open fields, and wooded trails.  Its small apple orchard likely dates back seventy or more years and FHS wants to rehabilitate it.

Members: Free;   Non-members: $5.00

Directions to Pettengill Farm:  From Main Street in Freeport, turn on to Bow Street. Travel 1.5 miles, then turn right on to Pettengill Road.

Call 207-865-3170 or email for more information or to reserve your space.