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Grafting Workshop with Portland Fruit Tree Project
In this fun, hands-on workshop you will learn the basics of grafting, the most common method of fruit tree propagation. Learn why and how grafting is done, what root stock and scion wood are and which ones to use. You'll get to bring home a fruit tree that you grafted yourself and come away ready to propagate more fruit trees on your own!
About the instructor:
Rick Shory has always worked with plants. In addition to gardening, he has grown and pruned fruit trees, including over 30 years experience grafting. He recently returned to the Pacific Northwest after ten years in Colorado, where he worked in environmental field research and had a home orchard and permaculture. His botanical specialization is grasses.
Participants will need to bring their own grafting knife. We highly recommend using an actual grafting knife but an exacto knife or utility knife/box cutter are decent alternatives. Newly grafted trees will also be available for purchase at the workshop.
The location address and other details will be provided after you register.
Workshops are open to anyone, but pre-registration and pre-payment is required.
Please contribute the standard workshop fee of $25. Sliding scale options are provided for those who feel unable to contribute at that level. In addition, a limited amount of full scholarships and work-trade scholarships are available. Tree care workshops (except for the Grafting workshop) are free of charge for tree owners who have fruit trees registered with us, though contributions are gladly accepted!