This class is part of the 'Grafting' series, including 'Scions: Selecting Fruit Tree Varietals for Successive Ripening' (this class) and 'Early Spring Fruit Tree Grafting' (2/4/2017).
Did you know that your fruit tree can bear multiple varieties of fruit?
Join Jesse Imbach and James Lalikos to learn more about fruit tree grafting in their workshop focused on using scions to build up your fruit collection.
Discussion topics will include:
- Sourcing and storing viable scions
- Varietal selection
- Tool selection
- Best practices in grafting
Following the discussion, try your hand grafting scions supplied by the California Rare Fruit Growers Association to a potted fruit tree you can take home with you (included in the ticket price; limited stock, get your tickets ASAP!) or one of the trees planted at Common Ground Garden. Surplus scions may also be available to take, so that you can practice your skill;s at home.
Jesse Imbach is a member of the California and Santa Clara Valley Rare Fruit Growers Associations and manages the San Mateo Chapter of Village Harvest, an organization that connects homeowners with volunteers to pick backyard fruit for the local food bank system. His modest home is taken over with experimental grafted trees and rare fruit varieties from around the world.
James Lalikos is a mechanical engineer and power systems designer who has been whittling twigs and splicing plants together since he was a child. He’s currently working on converting a collection of old flowering pear trees into every-variety-pear trees using scions from the germplasm collection at Filoli and planning out a large aquaponic installation in his front yard.
We are delighted at your interest in this class. Please review Common Ground's adult class policies before making your ticket purchase.
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