Our next monthly Re-Skill-ience workshop, Basics of Grafting Apple Trees, takes place with Michael Haeger on Wednesday, April 6th, 5:30-7:30pm at The General Wolfe (518 S Main St, Wolfeboro, NH).
This workshop will enable participants to graft an apple variety of their choosing onto a rootstock for planting in their backyard. There will be some old favorites available like MacIntosh and Red Delicious, but also some lesser known heritage varieties like Nod Head (a New Hampshire native) and The Winter Pearmain.
The rootstock and bud wood (scion) of the different varieties will be provided at the workshop along with plenty of branches to practice on. Participants are required to bring a very sharp knife, a retractable utility knife with a fresh blade will work well, but the blade must be sharp, plus a plastic bag, newspaper, or other materials to bring the rootstock home in.
The cost to participate in the workshop is $15 per person, plus $5 for material fees. There is limited space and most G.A.L.A. workshops fill fast. Pre-registration is requested by visiting the online registration page, or by calling 603-539-6460.