Cal Expo - Sacramento
APRIL 2 – 5, 2020

Cal Expo
ed-laivo

Seminars

Espaliering Fruit Tree in the Home Garden Sunday, March 24, 2019
2:45pm - 3:45pm

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Ed Laivo

Ed Laivo has over 40 years of extensive varied experience in plant production, nursery management, sales and marketing at both the retail and wholesale level. Ed is a fruit tree and edible landscaping specialist with a focus on gardening using less water. He has been involved with the introduction or reintroduction of many popular varieties of fruits including figs, Pomegranates, and Blueberry varieties to the home gardener. Introducing techniques to better adapt these to the backyard grower. More recently Ed has been working on developing varied Best Management Practices (BMP) for insect and disease prevention using espalier and covering techniques.

He has been a frequent guest on numerous TV and radio shows as well as a popular writer, contributing insightful articles on home growing fruit to many popular gardening periodicals. While with the Dave Wilson Nursery Ed produced the nationally recognized “Backyard Orchard Culture” High density pruning and planting of fruit trees. He is a contributing editor of “Sunset Garden Book” and the popular UC publication #3485 “The Home Orchard”. Ed has extensive ecommerce nursery experience beginning as far back as 2000.

Ed has been a member of the California Landscape Contractors, East Bay board of directors and has sat on the Ecolandscape California’s advisory committee. He lends his time as a consultant and lecturer to nursery businesses, professional groups, Master Gardeners groups, and Universities.

Ed left his position as Sales and Marketing Director for Four Winds Growers to start his own business ‘Ed’Able Solutions, a consulting market management company, specializing in plant access and distribution for E-commerce nursery sales.

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