Topworking Workshop

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Topworking Workshop

April 27 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

$30 – $60

*Free for Journeyperson program participants and BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color). Scholarship application for anyone interested is available here.

Learn to topwork (graft) new disease-resistant, cider, dessert or heritage varieties onto your existing trees! Topworking 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 topwork 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 workshop will be held at Coastal Rivers’ Denny Education Center in Damariscotta, Maine. 


This is an outdoor workshop in a place with long grass, so participants are encouraged to wear boots and long pants. There are indoor facilities and bathrooms available, and the orchard is a short walk from the parking lot. Feel free to contact us with any questions about accessibility. In the event of severe weather, the workshop will be held on Sunday, April 28.

Questions? Contact [email protected].

A few people surround a cut tree, as one person grafts scion into it



April 27


10:00 am - 12:30 pm


$30 – $60

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