Introduction to Growing Backyard Fruit Trees Posted on September 29, 2015 by Richard Hallman October 14 Workshop at the University of British Columbia Farm An introduction to the types of fruit trees that can be grown in the Vancouver area and how to care for them. How to prune and train new, mature and overgrown trees will be included. Common pest and disease problems, how to identify them and ways that they can be minimized and controlled organically will be discussed. Bring along samples of problems you have had on your fruit, leaves and branches and they will be identified during the workshop.Date and Time: Wednesday, October 14 | 5:30 – 8:30 pmCost: $45 ($38 for registered students — valid student ID is required) + GSTAbout the Instructor: Richard Hallman is a professional fruit tree horticulturalist. He grew up on an orchard in the Okanagan Valley and went on to work for the BC Ministry of Agriculture and other tree fruit organizations for more than 30 years. He is now an independent consultant helping home gardeners throughout the Vancouver and Fraser Valley learn how to grow and care for their fruit trees. His primary passion is the training of espalier fruit trees. He is a UBC Grad, a Registered Professional Agrologist, a Certified Arborist and an Espalier Master.