BYFG Winter Workshops at Landis Valley

By on February 19, 2014

The Landis Valley Museum and BackYard Fruit Growers (BYFG) invite the public to their Winter Workshops Feb. 22.

The public can attend two workshop classes, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Each workshop runs for about two hours and costs $20. The museum Fire House doors open for registration at 9:30 a.m. Preregistration is not required but is recommended, as class space is limited. There is a noon lunch break, but food concessions are not supplied, so bring a bag lunch.

Morning workshop attendees can choose from three different classes. Bassem Samaan will present ‘Growing Unusual Fruit in Pennsylvania,’ discussing jujubes, persimmons and other rarely seen fruits. Howard Frysinger will discuss beekeeping for beginners and experts, bringing more than 40 years of experience to the table. Ted Weeden, our local pawpaw expert, will present ‘Searching out Pawpaws.’ The morning workshop will begin at 10 a.m.

Steve Shambeda will demonstrate ‘Apple Tree Pruning Basics’ in the afternoon. This class will be hands-on, so dress warmly and bring a pair of pruners. Photographer Fred Habegger will discuss outdoor photography, sharing stories and photographs of his own to inspire and amaze. Finally, Alex Wenger will discuss the history, breeding and culture of many different varieties and species of ‘Gourmet Strawberries.’ The afternoon workshop will begin at 1: p.m.

To register, contact Mike Emery at Landis Valley Museum at 569-0401 or at In case of threatening weather, call Landis Valley Museum at 569-0401 for updates. Landis Valley Museum is located at 2451 Kissel Hill Road, Lancaster, 17601.

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