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Grafting Workshop, 2019

4/20/2019 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM ET

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 14, 2019

Contact: Josh Arnold, G.A.L.A. Executive Director

josh@galacommunity.org | 603-539-6460

Re: Grafting Workshop, next up in the monthly Re-skill-ience workshops series.

(Wolfeboro, NH) Global Awareness Local Action (G.A.L.A.) is excited to announce the next feature in their 2019 NH Re-skill-ience Workshop Series, hands-on workshops focusing on homesteading, sustainable living, and traditional bushcraft skills. Workshops are designed to help participants develop skills and knowledge that strengthen personal and community resilience.  The next workshop, Graft Your Own Apple Tree, takes place this Saturday, April 20th from 11am-1pm at The G.A.L.A. Makerspace Building at 23 Bay St. in Wolfeboro, NH.

We are all so excited for Michael Haeger’s return for this year’s Grafting Workshop with G.A.L.A. this year.  Michael is a past board member and also received our Volunteer of the Year award. We are so pleased to have him share his knowledge with our community.

An old proverb says that the best time to plant a tree is twenty years ago, the second best time is now. 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 Esopus Spitzenburg and White Winter Pearmain. Grafting is an orchard skill that dates back to Ancient times where a tree bearing fruit of specific qualities can be propagated by attaching, or grafting, its young branches onto another tree. The new growth will then be a clone of its parent tree.

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 sharp knife, a retractable utility knife with a fresh blade will work well, but the blade must be sharp. Also please bring some newspaper and a container to wrap and carry your new tree home with you. 

Once you have registered for the workshop we will send you an email with a list of the apple varieties offered this year. We ask that you read up on the different varieties and decide which you would like to use based on the characteristics of the species variety when you arrive at the workshop.

This workshop takes place from 11am-1pm at The G.A.L.A. Makerspace Building at 23 Bay St. in Wolfeboro, NH. 

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