Grafting workshop

  • Wed Apr 1st, 2020 1:30am
  • Life

Submitted by the San Juan Island Grange

Join Greg Meyer of Dancing Seeds Farm and friends outside as they demonstrate the basics of grafting fruit tree varietals. The workshop takes place at Dancing Seeds Farm- 3501 Beaverton Valley Road is holding a grafting workshop Saturday, April 11 from 1 – 2 p.m. Afterward, from 2 – 4 p.m. there will be a seed exchange. No more than 10 participants will be permitted.

Learn the how, why, when and what basics of grafting suitable fruit tree varietals onto new rootstock, barefoot/potted trees, or established trees in your yard. Hands-on practice with provided materials, or the trees and grafting wood (scion) that you provide. Bring any seeds, plants, or one-year-old scion wood (not from diseased trees) to exchange. Dancing Seeds Farm will also have a selection of potted plants and trees for sale.

Nursery Resources: Brown’s Home Center, Bullock’s Permaculture on Orcas island, and Cloud Mountain in Bellingham have bare root and potted fruit trees selected for this climate. Mail-order from One Green World, Burnt Ridge, Rain Tree, Rolling River, and Willamette Nursery. County Washington State University Extension offices may also sell scions.

This event is free; donations are always welcome.