Pruning, Grafting, and Planting Workshop on April 13, 2019

Pruning, Grafting, and Planting Workshop 4/13

We are excited to partner with BALE once again to host a Pruning, Grafting, and Planting Workshop!

Join Nicko Rubin of East Hill Tree Farm ( for a workshop on pruning, grafting, and planting fruit trees. This is a great opportunity for the novice home orchardist to gain exposure to basic topics, as well as for the more experienced orchardist to pick Nicko’s brain and exchange knowledge. Rootstock and scions will be provided for grafting so you can take home your own grafted tree.

Nicko Rubin owns and operates East Hill Tree Farm, nursery and demonstration farm for fruit trees, nuts, and berry plants in Plainfield, VT. He provides edible landscape consultation, design, and planting. He holds a master’s degree in landscape design.

Date: 4/13/2019
Time: 10:00 – 12:00
Location: Randolph Community Orchard
Cost: FREE, donations accepted.

Nicko Rubin, Plainfield Orchardist

Scything Workshop


Randolph Community Orchard is so excited to be partnering with BALE to host our first educational event! Please join us for a scything demonstration and tutorial at the site of the future orchard.  We will be mentored by local resident Peter Leonard. Bring a scythe if you have one, or borrow one of ours! This workshop will last for around an hour.  Bread and soup will be provided.


Date: October 13, 2018

Time: 11:00 A.M.

Location: Randolph Community Orchard, 1830 VT Route 66, Randolph Vermont

Suggested Donation: $5


Intro to Scything is the first class in the Resilience University series organized by BALE (Building A Local Economy) in partnership with Randolph Community Orchard.  Resilience University is a learning laboratory for the White River region, launched by BALE to offer practical, hands-on skills, knowledge and wisdom for all learners. Starting in October 2018, it will offer classes, courses, discussions and demonstrations that develop resilience skills that strengthen the capacity of local communities to thrive and transform in the coming era of climate disruption and cultural change. For questions, please use our contact form.