Mass Aggie Seminars 2019: A Home Garden Series
Fruit Tree Grafting: A Hands-on Workshop
Saturday, March 16, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. led by Dr. Wes Autio
UMass Cold Spring Orchard, 391 Sabin Street, Belchertown, MA
Many people do not realize that all apple varieties are reproduced by grafting – they are not grown from seed. For horticultural enthusiasts, one of the most satisfying techniques to master is grafting. Wes Autio will present a hands-on workshop on “bench grafting” and “cleft grafting” of apple trees. Other grafting techniques will be discussed. Proper tools and sharpening techniques will be included. All workshop participants will graft several types of apple trees to take home!
This workshop will be partially out of doors, so please dress appropriately for potentially wet, cold, and muddy conditions. Bring a bag lunch.
Fee $100. To register, go to: UMassGarden.com or mail a check payable to: Mass Aggie Seminars. Attn: Doreen York, UMass, 101 French Hall, Amherst, MA 1003-9294