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Great Grafting Gathering

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Great Grafting Gathering

Time: March 9, 2014 from 1pm to 4pm
Location: Inspiration Farm
Street: 619 E. Laurel Rd.
City/Town: Bellingham, WA 98226
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Phone: 360-398-7061
Event Type: workshop, re-skilling, plants, forest, class
Organized By: Brian Kerkvliet
Latest Activity: Mar 7, 2014

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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.

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Comment by Brian Kerkvliet on March 5, 2014 at 6:49pm

Please remember to dress for the weather and bring pruners and a good knife if you have them. See you all on Sunday!

Comment by Brian Kerkvliet on February 25, 2014 at 3:50pm

I have ordered in root stock for semi dwarf and full sized apple and semi dwarf pear for Asian and European pears. 20 each variety. They will be available for $4 each. we can dig plum and pear RS here on the farm as we need it.

Comment by Heather K on February 25, 2014 at 12:16pm
Good to gather in great plants for grafting!
Thanks Brian.

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