Training workshops on fruit tree farming
As in 2013, several trainings, on pruning and on the making and application of a regenerating and sanitizing wash on trunks and main branches, were organized (January and March 2014).
|Trainings on fruit tree pruning. Collective practice: reducing the number of young fruiting branches on persimmon.|
|Work to clean and eliminate old bark before applying a wash.|
|Application of the wash on apple trees made of clay, fresh manure, an infusion of comfrey, and one spoonful of oil serving as a binder.|
|Mission accomplished, in a year, the apple trees will have re-found their youth.|
On the other hand, in order to respond to the growing desire to plant and value local varieties at low cost, trainings on grafting were organized in March and April. This knowledge will also be useful for grafting in place on seeded pits, or grafting wild trees.
|Practice preparing scions with olive branches.|
|Grafting multiple cherries on a wild plum (Sainte Lucie).|
All of these training days were organized with the help of Le Filon, an association working in the Cevennes on the transfer of popular knowledge, and were financed by VIVEA (funds for training farmers).