Time: March 9, 2014 from 1pm to 4pm
Location: Inspiration Farm
Street: 619 E. Laurel Rd.
City/Town: Bellingham, WA 98226
Website or Map: http://www.inspirationfarm.com
Event Type: workshop, re-skilling, plants, forest, class
Organized By: Brian Kerkvliet
Latest Activity: Mar 7, 2014
As you prune, remember to save scion wood for the Graft Gathering! Bring Apple, Pear, Plum scion varieties from your neighborhood. Share and graft on root stock to start new trees! We will demonstrate grafting techniques. Select scion wood and rootstock to graft a tree to take home! Rootstock will be available for a nominal fee.
When you register you will receive more information on collecting and storing scion wood.
There is interest in Asian pears and heirloom apple and pear varieties, so please bring scions from any trees you may have access to.
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, tree-seal or wrap the ends with a moist paper towel and place in a zip lock bag, and refrigerate. The idea is to keep the wood dormant and moist. until it is grafted. Labeling the variety is also important.
$20 sliding scale donation.