Midwest Fruit Explorers Kurle Memorial Lecture

Sunday, February 24, 2019
1 – 4 p.m.

Gene Yale in his orchard

Gene Yale, of Midwest Fruit Explorers, will present the lecture "Big Orchards on Small Lots."

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.