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Free lecture by apple historian, author, and orchard consultant Tom Burford: Apr. 30, 2011

April 30, 2011 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Free

The Town of Farmville’s Tree Board has invited Tom Burford – an apple historian, author, and orchard consultant – to speak on Saturday, April 30, 2011 at 10:30 AM in the Meeting Room of the Farmville-Prince Edward Community Library at 1303 West Third Street in Farmville, VA. This is FREE and open to the public. Please spread the word! 

Tom Burford conducts workshops on orchard management and apple tree grafting, conducts apple tastings, and lectures across the country. He specializes in fruit tree restoration, re-creation, and design at historic sites and private estates. Tom consults worldwide with landscape architects, designers, commercial and backyard orchardists, as well as academic institutions. A longtime advocate of sustainable agriculture and local food production, he actively supports the Slow Food and RAFT (Renewing America’s Food Traditions) programs.
 
Earlier in his life, Mr. Burford operated the firm, Burford Brothers, of Monroe, Virginia which grew and marketed hundreds of heirloom and modern varieties of fruit trees. After forty years of operation, Tom closed the nursery operation in 1997 to devote himself to full time writing, consulting, and presenting lectures, workshops, and seminars.

Details

Date:
April 30, 2011
Time:
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Cost:
Free

Organizer

Venue

Farmville-Prince Edward Community Library
1303 West Third Street
Farmville, VA United States
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