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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.
Sold out for this 2021 workshop. Our apologies.
Packets contain scion wood from MOFGA’s orchards, 5 pieces of Antonovka rootstock, a victorinox grafting knife and a roll of grafting tape. Recipients need to source grafting compound or sealant – candle wax, grafting compound, or even a bit of nail polish all do the trick. Packages have a retail value over $50 and are perfect for those who are new to grafting.
General admission: $30
MOFGA members: $20
Free for Journeyperson program participants, veterans & BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color). Scholarships also available – apply here.
Contact [email protected] with questions