Grafting Fruit Trees Workshop
New date of 23rd July.
21st & 22nd July 2023 SOLD OUT.
These workshops run by master grafters and fruit tree experts Wez Redden and Chris Day are hugely popular, leaving participants with a new skill and the tools to do more grafting at home.
Why would you want to learn the skill of grafting? It is a great way to create your own fruit trees, start a home orchard on a budget, grow rare or old fashioned varieties, or create multi-graft fruit salad trees (multiple varieties on one tree).
$139 + booking fee
About this Event
Our Grafting Workshops where master grafters and fruit tree experts Wez Redden and Chris Day (Every day Sustainable Living and @Cockatoo Creek Farm) will teach you everything you need to know about grafting including the theory and hands on demonstrations of grafting scions (delicious varieties of fruit) onto rootstocks (the strong roots to grow your fruit). Once you're comfortable, you will be able to graft your very own fruit trees to take home.
Three workshops are being offered on the 21st, 22nd and 23rd July from 9.30 - 1pm and each session will include morning tea made from Sophie's Patch home grown produce.
The course includes a premium grafting knife RRP $41.50, three rootstocks (such as one apple, one pear and one plum), a selection of scions for you to choose from (the fruit tree material you graft on top of the rootstock) and take home notes so you don't forget this amazing new skill.
Sophie is trying to source left handed grafting knives (and highly recommended if you are left handed) for an additional $10.
Numbers are limited so get in early.
If the weather is extremely inclement Sophie may decide to cancel or reschedule the event. Please check your emails on the evening prior to the event.
If you are sick or have been in contact with someone with Covid19 please don't attend on the day. Let us know and we will refund your tickets.
What to wear and bring...
- Please wear sturdy, closed shoes to Sophie's Patch.
- Wear practical clothes and dress for the winter weather.
- Bring your camera.
- Leave your dog home.
- Bring a water bottle.