Sunday, February 24, 2019
1 – 4 p.m.
Alsdorf Auditorium, Regenstein Center
Free lecture; regular parking fees apply
Gene Yale started growing fruit trees on his small residential lot in Skokie 35 years ago. Currently, Gene has 178 beautiful extra-dwarf apple trees (3-5 feet tall), six full-sized blueberry bushes, and ornamental shrubs. ABC News says he has the "biggest little orchard since the days of Johnny Appleseed." According to Gene, if you have room for a rose bush, you have room for a dwarf apple tree.
Midwest Fruit Explorers is a nonprofit organization of amateur backyard fruit-growing enthusiasts. New members are always welcome.