Learn how to graft and about the value of heritage and heirloom fruit trees.
Receive a free rootstock and a grafted scion of your choice with this $30 booking as well as afternoon tea.
Workshop commences at 11am and concludes at 3pm.
People are asked to bring a plate of food to share with others for lunch.
Bring your grafting knives and grafting tape (if you have them) please also bring named varieties of scion and rootstocks to share with others (if you have them) – keep them cool in plastic bags in your fridge once you cut them off your favourite varieties – about as long as your hand with about 6 or so buds on them.
There will be rootstocks and scion to purchase and graft on the day and some spare grafting knives. If you have never grafted before, then this is a chance to learn.
Apples, Pears, Plums, and Cherries will be the focus of the day. Rootstocks $10. Scion $5
It’s possible to take home scion to graft onto your existing trees.
The Heritage Fruit Growers data base available at the workshop will allow you to match your scion vigour, so that more than one variety may be grafted onto a single rootstock (or existing tree) without unbalancing the tree.
All funds raised go to The Crossing so that we can ‘grow youth leadership for sustainable design’.