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Wellington family farm shares method of growing fruit trees

A sneaking frost last week reminded orchard-keepers of the persistent threat Northern Nevada weather poses to tender spring blossoms.

One Wellington family farm, however, is fighting back against Mother Nature by manipulating Mother Nature in what's called the "easy-pick method."

Gary and Debbie LaFleur, owners of Open Water Nursery and Growers, is hosting a fruit tree seminar 10 a.m. Saturday at their 20-acre farm in Smith Valley, located at 67 Jessen Road. The event is free, but re-registration is required.

"We have 40-45 people signed up already, and we'd like another 20 or so," said Debbie LaFleur.

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