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Top Working Fruit Trees
May 15, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm$30 – $45
This class will be held in person in Damariscotta.
Fee: $45; $30 for MOFGA members
Free for Journeyperson program participants, veterans and BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color)
Scholarships available – apply here
Learn to topwork (graft) new disease-resistant, cider, dessert or heritage varieties onto your existing trees! Top working is the type of grafting that is done when you have an established tree and you’d like it to produce a different variety of fruit. This is an incredible way to expand the type of fruit you grow and improve the quality of your orchard (or backyard fruit trees) over time. Learn about how to top work scions (sticks of 1-year old wood of your new variety) onto your existing trees. We’ll talk about the tools and supplies you’ll need and delve into the most effective ways to top work fruit trees.
This class will be held in-person at Round Top Farm and Whaleback Midden State Historic Site, properties owned by the Coastal Rivers Conservation Trust. The workshop will be led by Orchard Coordinator Laura Sieger and nurseryman Jacob Mentlik from After The Fall Farm.
You should receive a confirmation email that includes the event location and other details immediately upon registering. Registration is limited to 15 participants and the workshop will be held outdoors. COVID protocols will be finalized closer to the event date.
Questions? Please email [email protected]