Urban Forestry Radio Show - Making Cider and Women in Arboriculture

September 27th 2016. 13:00 to 14:00

Thinking of giving up your day job and starting an orchard and cidery? Join the club! Hard cider is becoming increasingly popular and artisan cideries are popping up across North America. We’ll speak to Ben Watson, Author of Cider Hard and Sweet: History, Traditions and Making Your Own about making cider, choosing apple cultivars, and about the annual Franklin County CiderDays in Massachusetts .

And in the second half of the show…Look up. Who do you see pruning and caring for the biggest trees in town? Far too often it’s men but that’s something that Katrina van Osch-Saxon wants to change. She’s a faculty member with Fleming College’s Urban Forestry Programs and she is one of a group of women in arboriculture who is working to attract more women to this noble profession as climbers, urban forestry technicians and more.

During the live broadcast, you can email in questions and comments for our guests by sending an email to: If you want to submit questions in advance or put pictures up to share, you can share them on this facebook post.

The Urban Forestry Radio Show’s host is Susan Poizner, creator of the award-winning fruit tree care portal and author of the award-winning fruit tree care book “Growing Urban Orchards”.

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