We are pleased to offer an afternoon with Dan Bussey, orchard manager from Seed Savers Exchange, Decorah, Iowa. Propagation techniques have evolved over the years, but as Dan will demonstrate, the whip-and-tongue graft is the most favored by fruit tree professionals. A truly hands-on experience, you will learn how to graft like the professionals do in this two-hour session. All materials are provided. Either begin your very own orchard or add variety to an existing one with apple scions sourced from Seed Savers Exchange, the Horticulture Research Station with Iowa State University, and the Iowa Arboretum. Each registered participant will be able to take three grafts home. Leah Worth, Horticulture Project Manager for the Iowa Arboretum, will assist with the workshop. If you have questions, please contact Leah at firstname.lastname@example.org.
There is a maximum enrollment, so we ask you to pre-register by calling 515-795-3216. Payment is required at the time of registration.
Fee: $35 students, $40 members, $45 non-members