Bob Norton teaches ‘Growing Fruits and Nuts in Western WA’

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Please pass the word about this great opportunity to take our summer fruits and nuts class from Bob Norton. Feel free to use any, or all, of the information below.

Pomology expert Bob Norton will be teaching a horticulture course on Growing Fruits and Nuts in Western Washington this summer at Edmonds Community College. Bob will cover how to get started and follow through to have maximum satisfaction with minimal input of cost and time. He will provide a comprehensive look at fruit and nut varieties, including vining and bush fruits, suitable for growing in Western Washington. Emphasis will be placed on how to provide proper growing conditions, cope with pests, and integrate these food producing plants into the landscape.

Fruits and Nuts, Hort 247, 2.5 credits*
Thursdays 1-3 PM (July 8-August 19)
Class also meets 10 AM-5 PM on two Saturdays, July 24 and August 14.

Dr. Norton, emeritus professor of pomology, Washington State University, has 50+ years of experience in teaching, research, and growing fruit plants.  After graduating with a BA & MS from Rutgers University and a PhD from Michigan State University, Bob has been teaching, researching and consulting in the Pacific Northwest. Bob founded a Chapter of Western Cascade Fruit Society (100 members) and now grows over 150 kinds and varieties of tree fruit and berries on his small orchard.

*Please note that you must be admitted to the college before registering for this course. To apply online, start at the Edmonds Community College home page: and click on Future Student. For state residents, tuition for this course will be $201.50.

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