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Laura Sweany
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Burnt Ridge Nursery, one of the premier permaculture nursery and orchard businesses in the United States, is opening up for a few tours this year. Space is limited (due to parking and access challenges), so purchase your tickets asap!

Tours are: Saturday, Aug 5th, 2017 1-4pm with a focus on BLUEBERRY, MULBERRY & FIG
                Saturday, Sept 2nd, 2017 1-4pm with a focus on KIWI, ELDERBERRY & SHIPOVA

Join us for a public Farm and Nursery Tour, with our founder Michael Dolan leading the way as we share with you our 20 acres of organic fruits and nuts, which have been developed over the last 38 years using a permaculture mindset. Admission is $10 per person, or family of up to 4 for $20. Limit of 30 guests will be strictly enforced due to parking limitations; please carpool if you can.

1pm: TOURING! The fun starts with a tour of our sloping farm site on our rugged trails - not easy access for strollers or those with limited mobility. While we will be viewing all the different crop plants - hazelnuts, chestnuts, kiwis, grapes, and more - we will be paying special attention to our featured ripening and/or ripe crops. Cultivation and propagation techniques will be discussed, as well as the specific characteristics of the varieties that do well here in the Pacific Northwest.

2pm: EATING! We will have a sampling of our focus foods, with a emphasis on flavor, texture and nutrition. Chef John Camenzind will tickle our taste buds with quick and easy treats - DIY Appetizer Samplers!

2:30pm: LEARNING! Michael Dolan and Chris Madden, our resident orchardist, will answer your questions about any other crops that caught your eye during the tour.
Live potted plants and preserved foods will be available to purchase and take home as the event winds to a close.

Please visit our website at http://www.burntridgenursery.com/Special-Events-Farm-Tours/products/165/ to purchase tickets.

               
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Burnt Ridge Nursery owner Michael Dolan showing off a native dogwood
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Mature hardy kiwi vines at Burnt Ridge Nursery
 
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I live in the area, and I just want to say, for anyone in the Northwest or beyond, that everything that I've gotten from this nursery has thrived and been disease and pest resistant as advertised. I picked most of my plants up at the nursery itself and got goumi berries, strawberries, a rainier cherry tree, a peach, and a hazelnut. It sounds like a really great tour for anyone who's interested!
 
Laura Sweany
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Whoops! Looks like the shipova crop has aborted this year, so the 3rd focus for the September tour will be HAZELNUTS!!! Everything you ever wanted to know about growing or using hazelnuts - come on down and ask Michael Dolan.
 
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August date is SOLD OUT!
Still a few tickets left for September 2.
 
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