Local orchard hosts veteran-focused classes

GREENFIELD — Purdue University and Tuttle Orchards collaborate to provide an introductory farming class aimed at local veterans.

The Indiana Beginning Farmer program begins with registration at 9 a.m. July 8 at Buck Creek Township Fire Department, 5809 W. Airport Boulevard, followed by an educational session focused on basic orchard and fruit tree care.

The class will be followed by lunch and an afternoon tour of Tuttle Orchards, 5717 N. County Road 300W, Greenfield.

Tuttle Orchards is a 60-acre farming operation with public tours and an onsite café, along with u-pick apples, pumpkins, annuals and perennials, as well as a community-supported agriculture program. They also make their own apple cider on site and sell it, as well as many other local and Indiana farm products through their farm store.

The event costs $10 and registration is limited. To register, visit cvent.com/events/beginningfarmer-tours-and-workshops/eventsummary0f7526f0380a432788708b2f2edcf1e7.aspx.