Farm Manager C.J. Walke at College of the Atlantic's Peggy Rockefeller Farms’ heritage apple orchard. The orchard has 25 unique Maine varieties on standard rootstock, including Addison Ancient, Orland Town Office and Captain Zero. The farm also has dwarf apple trees. Walke will give a talk about organic orcharding at the Jesup Memorial Library on May 10. ISLANDER FILE PHOTO

Walke to talk about organic orchards



BAR HARBOR — C.J. Walke, the manager of College of the Atlantic’s Peggy Rockefeller Farms, will talk about organic orcharding at the Jesup Memorial Library on Thursday, May 10, at 7 p.m.

The Peggy Rockefeller Farms have a heritage apple orchard of 25 unique Maine varieties on standard rootstock, including Addison Ancient, Orland Town Office and Captain Zero. The farm also has dwarf apple trees.

In his role as an organic orchard educator at the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association, Walke works with farmers to build orchard health and promote biological diversity among fruit trees.

This is the first talk in a series of programs funded by a grant from the Rose and Samuel Rudman Library Trust of the Maine Community Foundation. Contact the Jesup at 288-4245 or [email protected].

 

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