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3/16/19 – Tree Grafting Workshop

Do you have a green thumb? If the garden is your sanctuary, you are probably aware of the numerous benefits of fruit tree grafting. This process is healthy for the environment and expands the fall harvest in the variety, quality, and quantity of fruit.

Impact100 Philadelphia grant recipients Awbury Arboretum and Philadelphia Orchard Project have teamed up to create a great event for both novice and experienced gardeners. Learn the art and science of fruit tree grafting and bring home your own apple or pear trees. Don’t miss this introductory workshop with Philadelphia Orchard Project and Greg Rothman of Cummins Nursery. They will cover the basics of fruit tree grafting and then lead participants in hands-on grafting of their own trees. Bring home your own trees or donate them to POP to plant in a community orchard in the city!

Join in the springtime fun Saturday, March 16, at Awbury Arboretum Agricultural Village, 6336 Ardleigh Street, Philadelphia, from 1:00 – 3:00 PM.

Cost is $30 for general public, $20 for POP partners & volunteers. Two rootstocks are included and additional are available at cost. Space is limited; registration required!   For more information, or to register, email: info@phillyorchards.org.