07-14-13. Bud Grafting Workshop
Portland Fruit Tree Project
Bud Grafting (hands-on workshop)
Sunday, July 14th 10am - 1pm
SE Portland, Brentwood-Darlington neighborhood
In this hands-on workshop you will learn the basic techniques of bud grafting (budding). This method of grafting will allow you to combine different varieties and species of fruit into a single tree more quickly and with greater success rates than other grafting methods. This fun workshop will be an opportunity for you to gain a basic understanding of different bud grafting methods and when they should be used.
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. In 2010, he 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.
Pre-registration and pre-payment is required.
This workshop is free of charge (though contributions are gladly accepted) for tree owners who have registered fruit trees with us. Otherwise, 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.
This workshop will be hosted by one of our registered tree owners in SE Portland, Brentwood-Darlington neighborhood. Exact location details will be provided after you sign up.
Participants will need to bring their own grafting knife. The instructor prefers that everyone bring a utility knife/box cutter with them to learn & practice the grafting cuts. Instructor will provide additional blades if needed.
You will not need one of these for the workshop, but you're interested in having one of these for your use at home, please let me know if you'd like a grafting kit. They are $2 and consist of a quart-size ziploc including the following items: Q-tips, yellow grafting seal in a clear plastic film canister, grafting rubber bands, and plastic plant labels. Please let me know as soon as possible if you're interested in one of these so that I can reserve one for you.
Portland, OR 97206
|Workshop Contribution Level|
|Standard Workshop Fee - Level 1||$ 25.00|
|Sliding Scale - Level 2||$ 20.00|
|Sliding Scale - Level 3||$ 15.00|
|Full Scholarship / Work-Trade||$ 0.00|
|PFTP Registered Tree Owner||$ 0.00|