12:00 pm - 3:00 pm


October 15, 2022

October at Applewood: Harvesting Apples and Managing House Pests

Event Details

Join us for October at Applewood every Saturday to learn about how and why we care for the grounds, house, and collections at Applewood. Learn new skills you can use at home or in your community as we explore how caring for our yards and gardens or preserving our history are important forms of civic participation. Drop in anytime from noon to 3 p.m.

Harvesting Apples: Applewood was given its name in part from the apple trees growing on the land when C.S. Mott first purchased the property. Now home to an orchard with approximately 70 trees and 20 varieties of apples, October is a busy time for harvesting the fruit. Learn how to identify ripe apples, the safest techniques for picking, and the best uses for different apple varieties as you help harvest from the orchard.

House Pests: As the weather gets colder, critters and crawlers of all kinds may be trying to find warmer shelter in your home! Learn the best ways to monitor pests, prevent infestations, and manage the living things that make their way inside.

Please note: All October at Applewood sessions are outdoors. Some programs may be canceled or adjusted in case of poor weather.