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4-Part Course in Leifruit Pruning in Aalst

The Smuljungle in Aalst is a unique place where, thanks to the City of Aalst and under the watchful eye of Bart Backaert, we are building a botanical edible garden.

The Smuljungle features some 51 meters of leifruit that were newly planted 2 years ago, and recently some 50 other low-trunk trees were planted. These fruit trees can grow and flourish while their other big brothers half-stem and tall-stem fruit trees have a chance to take root.

If you also want to get started with leifruit then this leifruit course is definitely for you.

Practical info

This 4-part course in leifruit pruning is taught by Dieter Dewitte of Pomoko vzw. Dieter is a very passionate pomologist who wants to keep old fruit varieties alive.
Leifruit is ideal for anyone with a small garden with or without a wall.


The course will take place at the Smuljungle, grounds between Marktweg 20 and the WZC Sint-Job, Sint-Jobstraat 197 in Aalst. We work with a small group so signing up quickly is the message.


Sunday, May 19, 2024

10 am to 12 pm Theory
12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Picnic
1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Practice

Sunday, September 1, 2024

9 a.m. to noon Practice summer pruning

January 2025

9 a.m. to noon Practice winter pruning

This training is paying (3x 33 euros or 99 euros in total)
Places are limited. Being fast is the message.


Bring your own pruning shears. Don’t have pruning shears? Let us know we have a few on reserve.
Still need to buy pruning shears? Then get in touch and we can give you some tips or take a look here. An anvil scissors are not recommended for this course.

Do you have any questions after the training? Then you can also come to us or look for help in creating your own Smuljungle. Then you’ve come to the right place.

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