Pruning and Grafting of Fruit Trees
Saturday, March 8, 2014 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM (CST)
East Troy, WI
This is an interactive hands-on workshop that has been organized to offer participants an opportunity to become familiar with the basic principles of pruning. There will be time spent in the orchard at Michael Fields Agricultural Institute. Here Dierdre will demonstrate the proper pruning of trees and carryout the procedures for grafting. Time will also be spent learning bench-grafting for apple and pear trees. Attendees will receive rootstock to take home. An additional fee of $5.00 has been applied to cover the cost of materials. Participants are encouraged to dress appropriately.
Instructor: Deirdre Birmingham, MFAI Grant Advisor and owner of The Cider Farm
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Michael Fields Agricultural Institute
We are a non-profit organization with the mission to cultivate the ecological, social, economic, and spiritual vitality of food and farming systems through education, research, policy and market development.
We envision an ever-creative cultural process in which farmers and consumers create agricultural landscapes with healthy regional systems of land use, food production and distribution.
Since our founding in 1984, we have worked to realize this vision.
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