Are you interested in growing your own fruit, learning, or refining, grafting skills or preserving heritage fruit varieties?
Watershed Landcare and the Heritage and Rare Fruit Network will be hosting a fruit tree grafting workshop in Mudgee on Saturday, 22 July.
This is the last year that experienced grafter and lynchpin of the Heritage and Rare Fruit Network, Neil Barraclough, will be coming through the district and we are thrilled to have the opportunity to learn from his extensive knowledge and skills.
A perfect affordable way to propagate your favourite fruit and preserve heritage varieties. All equipment and a selection of rootstocks and varieties for grafting will be supplied.
- The workshop will cover topics such as orchard design and techniques for selecting various rootstocks in order to produce trees in a wide range of sizes suited to a range of different situations.
- Learn how to graft your own tree.
- Take home a new tree, personalised by you!
Red apples, green apples, for cooking or dessert, sour or crisp, flavourful plums, sweet juicy pears, early mid season or late ripening – through it’s members the Heritage and Rare Fruit Network have access to a very wide range of fruit tree varieties and can provide varieties more suited to people’s needs, or varieties they can’t access anywhere else. This is a fantastic opportunity to get your hands on some rare fruit varieties, often not available anywhere else.
If you wish to propagate from or share your own favourite tree, please bring along a selection of freshly-cut twigs, at least 45cm long.
The cost for the workshop is $40 for Landcare members and $45 for non members and includes morning tea and lunch, grafting talks and demonstrations, and a free grafted fruit tree.
There’ll also be an opportunity to buy additional rootstocks and scions at close to wholesale prices.
Booking are essential as places are limited. For more information or to RSVP contact Agness Knapik, Watershed Landcare Coordinator, on 0435 055 493 or email@example.com.
This event is supported by the Heritage & Rare Fruit Network and Watershed Landcare and is a part of the NSW Government’s Local Landcare Coordinators Initiative, supported through the partnership of Local Land Services and Landcare NSW.