Blueberries for the Home Garden and Small Farm

Learn about varietal selection, site selection, planting, pruning, and general care of blueberries in the home garden. Join us in the Hay Barn or watch online for $5.

Join UCSC Farm Garden Manager Christof Bernau as he covers the fundamental information you need to know to successfully grow and harvest blueberries in the home garden. Beginning in the UCSC Hay Barn, Christof will discuss a brief history and origin of these crops, their primary cultural requirements, site selection and soil preparation, trellising systems, varietal selection and sourcing.

The group will then walk up to the farm and look at each of these crops in three dimensions, using the living plants to illustrate key terminology and plant physiology and discuss seasonal care requirements and the specifics of winter pruning. 

Things to bring: Layered clothing and walking shoes, rain gear depending on the weather. This event takes place rain or shine.

Saturday, March 11 at 10:00am to 1:00pm

Hay Barn
1008 Ranch View Road, Santa Cruz, California 95064


$50; Pre-registration is required

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