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Fruit Tree Grafting workshop - 2023

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Learn the ancient art of grafting fruit trees and take your own grafted trees home


Day includes:

- Expert hands on tuition from Black Barn Farm orchardist and graftsman Charlie Showers

- Grafting notes

- Your very own grafted apple tree to take home (choose from over 20 heritage and modern apple varieties). You can graft additional apple trees to take home for $15 each (normally valued at $32).

- Black Barn Farm orchard field tour, showing living examples of different grafts

- Freshly baked Black Barn Farm afternoon tea

Join us at Black Barn Farm while the moon is waxing and the sap is starting to flow as you learn the ancient art of grafting your very own fruit trees.

Charlie will take you through the different types of grafts, why graft at all, best time of year to graft, knife safety, rootstocks, scion wood and permaculture tips and tricks. You will be taken through a grafting demonstration and of course coaching through plenty of grafting practice before you eventually try your skills on your very own apple tree to take home.

Pocket knives are cool for whittling sharp sticks to poke TV celebrities with however they are dangerous and ineffective for grafting (we'll show you why). We will have a range of grafting knives for sale on the day starting at $30. Or of course feel free to BYO grafting knife.

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