Orcharding program on tap

The Sherman Garden Club will present a program about home orcharding for the aspiring pomologist May 3 at 2 p.m.

The program, to be held at the Sherman Congregational Church on Church Road, will feature Peter Montgomery, owner of Montgomery Gardens in Warren.

The two-hour seminar will address the fundamentals on Connecticut geology, climatology, soil science, nutrients, planting, and currently available nursery selection.

Montgomery will also discuss his selections for his small but expanding, half-acre, 22-tree orchard, which includes Asian pears, plum, cherries, peaches, nectarine, and apricot fruit trees.