Growing small fruits; be they blueberries, brambles, strawberries, or currants can be fun and rewarding. This class gives an overview on how to successfully grow these botanically attractive and tasty fruits in your own home garden or small farm.
J. Stephen Casscles has operated a small fruit farm in the Hudson River Valley for the past 40 years. He is also a winemaker for the Hudson-Chatham Winery, Ghent, NY, which is a member of the Hudson-Berkshire Beverage Trail. Stephen has successfully grown blueberries, brambles, strawberries, and currants in his own home garden and commercially for fresh consumption or to make wines and cordials. In his youth operated a roadside farm stand. As a regional historian, Stephen authored “Grapes of the Hudson Valley & Other Cool Climate Regions of the U. S. and Canada”, which is now being revised for its second printing to add two new chapters to cover 19th Century heirloom grape varieties that were developed on Boston’s North Shore and the rest of New England.