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The Tao of PRUNING

September 26, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm


Eric, Jackfruit



Increase beauty and value to your farm when fruit trees and shrubs are cared for with abundant, healthy, easy to reach fruit and flowers. If you have seedlings, mature, neglected trees, and ornamentals, don’t miss this opportunity to sustain life in fruit trees!

Presented by Eric Rivkin (40-year arborist, 10 year tropical)

Promptly 9 am to 2 pm, C10,000 / person, Translation provided – Invite workers

The pruning workshop with Eric was great. We learned the basic techniques and theory of how to prune trees.
The next day I had a totally different experience when trimming a tree” – Michael B., Quebradas

“Definitely a “10” …Valuable information with a precise and engaging, presentation – tools needed and their care, why prune and exactly how, care of trees with feeding, mulching, eliminating and preventing typical problems. I appreciated your “Zen” perspective on pruning…thoughtfulness in how each branch wants to grow, to shape, strengthen, and balance beautifully and healthfully. Everyone who came was likewise impressed, enjoyed themselves, and received so much value.” – Sheri Cooke, Quebradas

“Thank you, Eric, for an informative, thorough, and inspiring class. The language and concepts you used to express the essence of pruning, felt nurturing, grounding, and aligned with nature-based principles. You could call your class, “The Tao of Pruning Basics”. With Travis translating, the concepts also resonated in the Ticos who participated, as they were truly engaged. I even heard my farm worker say, “He’s a good teacher”!
– Dina Delaini, The Pavilion at Solfeggio

“Eric is a Master Teacher and gives a thorough and enjoyable presentation- The students and more importantly the trees truly benefit from his wisdom, experience, and care” – Travis, Tinamastes

Effective pruning, plant communication, “energy” management, will give:
– More flowering and fruit
– Better quality and size of fruit
– Faster flowering and fruiting in less years
– Easier to harvest
– Labor-saving maintenance
– Stronger, safer trees not susceptible to damage or rotting
– Minimize mold and fungus
– Beautify shape, shade, and healthy fruit for you and your farm

Learn how to save damaged or neglected trees, prevent stem rot, promote fruit growth, and use proper pruning tools. Learn how to control light, shape, strength and density for healthy trees and plants.

For more information, pre-registration, or private / public-service instruction at your farm
CONTACT Eric at [email protected], 8886 6802



TALLER DE COMO PODAR – Teoría y Practica

Frutales, arbustos, y lianas felices, resulta en niños y familias más felices. Ven aprender cómo cuidar las plantas jóvenes y mayores; como criarlos desde pequeñito y como rescatarles desde descuido.
Maestro Eric Rivkin (40 años cuidando arboles profesionalmente – 10 años en clima tropical)

9am – 2pm. C10,000 per persona. Traducción proporcionada
“El taller con Eric fue excelente. Aprendimos la teoría y técnicas básicas y fundamentales. Desde entonces, la experiencia de podar un árbol es muy diferente.” -Michael B., Quebradas

“Definitivamente un ‘10’ … Información muy útil y practico, con un presentación muy completo y interesante. – Los herramientas y como cuidarlos, porque podar y exactamente como, como cuidarlos arboles con nutrición, controlando malezas y plagas. Me gusto su perspectivo ‘Zen’ (filosofía Japonesa) –considerando como cada rama quiere crecer, como formar, fortalecer, y equilibrar belleza y salud. Todos que participaron les gusto y aprendieron mucho. -Sheri Cooke, Quebradas

“Gracias Eric por un clase complete, inspirativo, y interesante. Tus palabras y conceptos puede ser como ‘e; TAO (filosofía China de armonía entre la naturaleza). Con Travis traduciendo, lograron a integrar y mantener interesados los ticos trabajadores y campesinos. Mi ayudante en la finca comento ‘ El es un buen maestro!’ “ -Dina Delaini, The Pavilion at Solfeggio

“Eric es un Gran Maestro y da una clase muy completa y entretenida. Los participantes, y más que todo los árboles, beneficien de su sabiduría, experiencia, y cariño” – Travis, Tinamastes

Los Beneficios de Podar incluyen:
• Mas flores y Mas frutas
• Mejor calidad y tamaño de fruta
• Produzca frutas en arboles más jóvenes
• Frutas más fáciles a cosechar
• Menos trabajo en largo plazo
• Arboles más fuertes y resistentes al viento
• Menos plagas y enfermedades
• Mas lindos arboles y fincas
• Aumentar el valor de su finca

Para obtener más información, preinscripción o instrucción privada / de servicio público en su finca, contacto Eric a [email protected], 8886 6802









September 26, 2015
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Finca IPE
Platanillo Costa Rica


Eric Rivkin
8886 6802
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