A fruity weekend for GIA!
Dan Ori, GIA Director, spent a busy weekend - all about fruit! On Saturday, Dan was with the Friends of Bishopstone Station, to give a talk about soft fruit. Comments included: 'a fabulous, informative talk'.
Sunday saw GIA teaming up with Trees for Seaford, Peacehaven Community Orchard and Ouse Valley Climate Action Fund to deliver a full day's workshop on winter fruit tree pruning. Members from a range of community groups were there, from Seaford, Newhaven, Peacehaven and Ferring, with refreshments generously provided by the Co-op.
We were even blessed with the weather, with rain and fog during the morning indoor session giving way to spring sunshine in the afternoon.
14th January 2024: Trees for Seaford Tool Sharpening Workshop
Dan Ori (GIA Director) delivered a Tool Sharpening and Tool Care workshop for Trees for Seaford. The workshop covered how to clean, sharpen, maintain and disinfect secateurs, loppers, and other gardening tools. Keeping tools clean and sharp is important for lots of reasons. It keeps plants and trees healthy; people are less likely to injure themselves and it keeps plants and trees healthy and helps prevent pests and diseases. Feedback from the workshop included: "Thankyou to the organisers and to Dan for a brilliant workshop and delicious food. I learnt such a lot and now have a new years resolution to keep my tools in a better condition."
The workshop was funded by The Ouse Valley Climate Action Fund.