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On-Farm Grafting Workshop, Farm Tour, and Biodynamic Tree Paste

March 16, 2018 @ 9:45 am - 3:00 pm

This workshop is conducted in partnership with Future Harvest CASA

Future Harvest CASA.

1. How do I establish an orchard without a huge expense?

The answer to that is: grafting. How do you learn to graft? By taking this workshop, that’s how! You’ll get to learn from Steve Hamblin’s decades of fruit tree experience and visit Perennial Roots Farm. Once you’ve learned how to graft, you can replicate your favorite apple trees indefinitely — hundreds from a single tree and at a fraction of the cost of buying the same from a nursery. This is a unique opportunity. Permaculturists, backyard orchardists, and organic farmers alike will benefit from this workshop.

** Grafting is key to preserving our endangered apple heritage. 150 years ago there was at least one designated grafting expert in almost every extended family that lived off the land. Learn to graft and you can grow a thousand apple varieties. **

2. How many people will be able to attend?

Due to the detailed and intimate nature of this workshop, the class will be limited to ten (10) visitors. Be sure to commit early. The cutoff date is September 30th for this workshop! There may be more grafting workshops in the future, so if you can’t make it to this one, take heart. This workshop is in the order of: go and do likewise! Each one teach one.

3. What about food?

This event is a POTLUCK but is the main dish is CATERED. So just bring a SIDE DISH and GOOD APPETITE!

4. Do I need to bring anything for the workshop?

This is a REAL WORLD FARM EVENT. Bring muck boots, gloves, hat, water bottle, and farm clothes!!! Don’t mind getting a bit dirty. It’s good work, but it’s still farm work!

** Important!!! You bring: sharp hand pruners; thick leather glove for non-dominant hand. (no one wants to get hurt!) See more on eventbrite **


* 100 Tree Myths by Alex Shigo ($14 value)
* Three (3) different bench-grafted heirloom apple trees on M111 standard rootstock (!!)
* The skill to do whip and tongue & cleft grafts (invaluable)
* Catered lunch (approx. $7 value)

All participants will get to take home:

* Three (3) heirloom apple trees
* the new skill of grafting fruit trees in three (3) different ways


Registration: 9:45am
Farm Tour: 10am – 10:45am
Grafting: 10:45am – 1pm
Lunch: 1pm – 2pm
Biodynamic Tree Paste: 2pm – until complete

**** FAQs ****

What can I bring into the event?

Work boots, water bottle, hat, work gloves. For lunch, a side dish that does not require re-heating. Important: please bring your own sharp hand pruners; thick leather glove for non-dominant hand. (no one wants to get hurt!)

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Feel free to email perennialroots@gmail.com for questions.

What’s the refund policy?

Unfortunately, due to the small size of this workshop and the cost in planning ahead for book orders, rootstock, and food, we will be unable to refund any tickets.


March 16, 2018
9:45 am - 3:00 pm


23345 Decormis St
Accomac, VA 23301 United States


Perennial Roots Farm

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