Learn why we graft apple trees and the technique of how to graft to reproduce your favorite apple varieties. A valuable tool for the propagation of plant cultivars, grafting is a technique of joining two plants to continue their growth as one on a single plant. Grafting is particularly useful in the preservation of heirloom apple varieties.
This is a hands-on class — participants will graft trees to take home, and care of seedlings will be discussed.
Additional materials fee of $20 includes all supplies including rootstock, scionwood, handouts, as well as 3 apple trees to take home.
This class will meet inside CVU.
Jacob Holzberg-Pill’s work as an educator has centered on agroecology, nature connection and holistic land stewardship. Jacob holds a M.F. in Ecosystem Management from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies and a M.Ed. in Ecology and Mentoring from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Jacob recently joined UVM Extension 4H as an Educator. He loves growing and harvesting and eating fruits, nuts and berries and growing and planting native trees, shrubs, and flowers.