A Discussion for Sharing Fruit Scion , Rootstocks, Cuttings, Divisions, etc...We can post what varieties of fruit trees & edible shrubs/vines/perennials we can offer to share or exchange ....(not for resale or profit). (nitrogen fixing shrubs/perennials also included)
A place to post hard to find edible trees & shrubs that may be found in a business nursery or on public grounds.
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There is an abundance of fruit & nut tree & shrub species we can grow in our temperate northern climate: honeyberries, grapes, currents, gooseberries, blueberries, kiwis, figs, sea-buckthorn, gumi, autumn olive, ginkgo, plum, almond, tea, cherry, plum, chinese dogwood, apples, pears, peaches, hazelnuts, etc
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Sharing our gardens plants, scion wood, starts, & seeds with our gardening neighbors is a great way to increase the abundance & diversity on the earth & in our community.
Although this discussion is mostly for sharing what we have or need from our own gardens, here are some exceptional events to add to your busy spring calendars:
Yearly Events (minimal fee with volunteer-trade options)
Master Gardener Fruit Tree Grafting Workshop usually is scheduled during the 2nd Sat in March. This is a great time to bring your scion wood to donate for their course, and to practice grafting with experienced instructors at hand. (small cost for rootstock & scion).
Brian K at Inspiration Farm, may also continue to offer a February grafting & scion sharing workshop at his place...(small cost but volunteers & trades often possible).
Fairhaven Plant Sale - usually last Sat in March (cost for plants but many local nursery folks)
One of the star edible nursery folks at this sale is Micheal from Burnt Ridge Nursery & Orchard who come up from the Mt. Helens area once a year with a van full of one of the most affordable & diverse selection of edible vines, shrubs, trees. Many of his offerings are still in the 4" cutting size and under $5.00. What a great way to grow-up your own gardens edible diversity, and begin a way to share your diversity with neighbors.
We are looking forward to inviting Micheal to come a day early to Whatcom in the future, possibly for a friday 'Edible Forest Gardening' workshop next year. His knowledge of the edible temperate plant world is a gift! www.burntridgenursery.com
I am starting a new garden this year, and am wondering if anyone has raspberry starts to share? I live in the Columbia neighborhood, but can go and dig/pick up anywhere. Thanks! Danah