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Top Working Workshop (Bethel)
May 13 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm$35 – $50
(This class is also being offered in Damariscotta on May 21st; more on that workshop 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.
$50; $35 for MOFGA members. Participants in MOFGA’s Journeyperson program and BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) community members can register at no cost.
This class will be held in-person at Sparrowhawk Orchard in Bethel, Maine. The workshop will be led by Jesse Stevens, who operates Sy’s Trees, a nursery and diversified orchard in Sweden, Maine that specializes in growing fruit including figs, haskap, and kiwiberries.
Please bring a grafting knife if you have one. We will also have many to lend out and will provide all the other necessary supplies.
Questions? Email [email protected]