Grafting Fruit Trees
April 10 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm$20 – $30
Join us for this virtual workshop and learn to reproduce your favorite apple tree varieties! Bench grafting is a very cost-effective way to create (graft) new small trees for planting. Instructor Matt Kaminskey will explain why to graft and will demonstrate several different types of graft (whip and tongue, bark, and z-grafting). We encourage you to work alongside the instructor from home so you can get advice and direction as you go. Caring for your new trees will also be discussed. Matt Kaminsky is an apple forager, arborist, cider maker and expert grafter from Hadley, MA – check out his website here.
We are also offering ‘Grafting Packets’ this year. We’re collecting scion wood at MOFGA’s orchards and will be packaging it up along with 5 pieces of Antonovka rootstock, a victorinox grafting knife and a roll of grafting tape. The only thing you’ll need to provide is some grafting compound or sealant – candle wax, grafting compound, or even a bit of nail polish all do the trick! We’re very excited to offer these packets to participants for the first time this year. These packages (with a retail value over $50) are perfect for those who are new to grafting. (Deadline for ordering a grafting packet is March 22nd.)
General admission: $30
MOFGA members: $20
Grafting Packet: +$30 (postage included.)
Free for Journeyperson program participants, veterans & BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color). Scholarships also available – apply here.
Contact [email protected] with questions