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Grafting Fruit Trees

Sat., April 7
MOFGA's Common Ground Education Center, Unity
Sat., April 28
College of the Atlantic, Bar Harbor
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Fee: $50; $40 for MOFGA members
Please bring your own bag lunch

Learn to propagate and reproduce your favorite fruit tree varieties. Instructors Jennifer Ries of Whiffletree Nursery and Anne Hallee of Rising Up Farm in the Unity workshop, and C.J. Walke, MOFGA's Organic Orchard Educator in the Bar Harbor workshop,​ will explain why to graft and will demonstrate the techniques for Whip & Tongue grafting. Participants will graft trees to take home and plant. Care for the new trees will also be discussed. More details on the registration link below.


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