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The Organic Backyard Raspberry Patch

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The Organic Backyard Raspberry Patch

May 22 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Due to severe thunderstorms, this workshop was rescheduled to Tuesday, May 22 at 6 PM. 

This workshop is for anyone who would like to grow a vibrant patch of raspberries in their backyard.

Debby Richards, ifarm’s head gardener, will be teaching participants her methods for growing abundant organic raspberries. Participants will learn how to plant a patch of raspberries that will require almost no maintenance, grow larger each year, and (once established) produce multiple raspberry harvests each year. Participants who register by May 1st will take home an organic raspberry cane!


Topics covered will include:

  • How to choose an exceptional raspberry bed location (simple tools to assess soil, sunlight etc.)
  • Where to source your raspberry canes for planting
  • How to easily plant and care for a raspberry patch
  • Common raspberry gardening mistakes
  • How to prune raspberries
  • Soil amendments to make a good home for your raspberries
  • Harvesting strategies to ensure bumper crops
  • Dealing with pests and diseases
  • Preparing your bed for winter


If you have ever wanted your own summer raspberry patch, this is the workshop for you. Participants will be able to create and plant their 2018 raspberry patch with just 5 hours of work outside of class. It will require minimal care to provide raspberry harvests that will increase each year, as the patch become established.

In the case of cancellation and rescheduling due to weather, we will send out an email to all registrants at least 12 hours before the event. We will also send out an update on our facebook page. You can read about our cancellation policy here.


May 22
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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ifarm Grounds
55 Towne Road
Boxford, MA 01921 United States


Debby Richards