Time: February 20, 2010 from 10am to 1pm
Location: Inspiration Farm
Street: 619 E Laurel Rd
Website or Map: http://www.inspirationfarm.com
Event Type: re-skilling, info, share, community, gathering
Organized By: Brian Kerkvliet
Latest Activity: Feb 19, 2010
Part of the Re-Skilling Series at Inspiration Farm
Co-sponsored by Transition Whatcom
Feb. 20th - $10 - $20 donation.
Fruit tree pruning season is upon us! As you prune, remember to save scion wood for the Great Graft Gathering!
Bring your favorite Apple, Pear, Plum scion wood varieties from your neighborhood. Share with others and graft on root stock to start new trees!
People will be on hand to demonstrate commonly used grafting techniques. You then can select scion wood and rootstock and graft your own tree to take home! Dwarf apple, pear and plum rootstock will be available for a nominal fee. Different scion wood varieties will be available to share.
There is interest in Asian pears and heirloom apple and pear varieties, so please bring scions from any trees you may have.
Scion wood should be cut from a section of last year's vegetative growth, up to 12" or so long and about a pencil-width diameter. Seal the ends with paraffin or tree-seal, or place in a zip lock bag, with a moist paper towel and refrigerate. The idea is to keep the wood dormant and moist. until it is grafted. Labeling the variety is also important.
Please RSVP so we can have enough rootstock on hand. If you have a grafting knife or other supplies please bring them along.
Here is a good info primer you may want to read before attending.
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