Backyard Fruit Tree Growing Course (6 sessions)

Registration Open!

DATES: Saturday, April 15, May 13, June 10, August 19, September 30, and October 21.

LOCATION: RITree’s Fruit Tree Demonstration Orchard, 2953 Hartford Pike, Johnston, RI 02919

DESCRIPTION: How To Grow Fruit Trees presents a safe, reliable, and fun way to grow fruit in the confines of your own backyard.  The course was developed for busy people who always wanted the thrill of harvesting home grown apples, peaches and pears but never had the time to learn how.

HTGFT uses a novel approach to solve this problem. It’s light on book-work, heavy on skill-building and big on personal instruction. Students will receive printed materials and the “Fruit Production for the Home Gardener” published by Penn State University as learning aides.

They will also receive a tool kit ( 1- Corona hand pruner with sheath, 1- Sandvik lopper) for use in training exercises. There will also be 5 field workshops providing instruction on fruit tree selection, planting, training, pest management and animal protection in 2015.

They will be held at RITree’s orchard training facility at 2954 Hartford Pike in Johnston, RI on Saturday, April 15, May 13, June 10, August 19, September 30, and October 21.  Each session will be 3 hours long starting at 10:00am. The registration fee is $200 (with tools) per person or $100 (without tools) per person. Future workshops are free and their dates will be posted at the start of each calendar year. The course will be taught by RITree’s technical director, John T Campanini, Jr and the class size will be limited to 15 persons.  Contact RITree for more information or to register at or by phone at 401-764-5885.

Course with Tools


Course without Tools


Call 401-764-5885 for more information or if you prefer to register by phone.