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VNLA Summer Twilight Gathering: Elmore Roots Fruit Tree & Berry Nursery

June 23, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

June 23, 2022 – Thursday
6:00 – 8:00 pm
Elmore Roots Fruit Tree & Berry Nursery
759 Symonds Mill Road
Elmore, VT  05680

David showing off his roots!


Please join us for a tour of Elmore Roots Fruit Tree & Berry Nursery by owner David Fried.  David will also give a tour of a new growing method they have implemented using gravel beds systems that were developed in Missouri.   After 3 years of experimentation they are sharing their success with this new and innovative growing method, which you won’t want to miss!   There also was a feature article in the 2021 Winter Issue of The Dirt about this. 

Light refreshments will be served.  Please RSVP with Kristina in the office if you would like to attend:  kristina@vnlavt.org.  There is no fee to attend.  We hope you can join us for a lovely evening!

About Elmore Roots Fruit Tree & Berry Nursery:

Anika and Ari at work in the gravel beds.

In 1981 David was invited to live on the land in Elmore where he planted new orchards and began the nursery. It has expanded into neighboring fields over the years. Back then, when David approached the local extension agent to see what he could grow here, he was told not to try any fruit other than a few very hardy apples, as they surely would not grow. Being a bit stubborn and having the experience of crossing the Sahara Desert and jumping in and out of freight trains in his travels, he decided he would see for himself what could really grow here. The result is over 40 years of pioneer work in northern Vermont with various fruit trees, nut trees and berry plants.

Having excellent mentors and working over the years with great dedicated young budding horticulturists, this old hillside dairy farm is now a thriving nursery and food forest. Elmore has been growing northern kiwiberries, hazelberts, many kinds of plums and pears and cherries with great success. we make grape juice from our grapes, jam from our berries, and supply beer companies with our plums and pears.  Please visit their website to learn more:  https://elmoreroots.com/.




June 23, 2022
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Elmore Roots Fruit Tree & Berry Nursery
631 Symonds Mill Road
Elmore, VT 05680
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