Fruit Tree Grafting Workshop
Grow many kinds of fruit on one tree! Grafting different kinds of fruit onto your existing backyard fruit trees is easier than you think.
In this workshop, horticulturalist David King helps you master budding, a common but challenging agricultural practice. Whether your trees are young or old, you can learn to safely and successfully graft them with new kinds of fruit. And, meet other local gardeners over lunch -- included!
You'll learn about three approaches to grafting in this skill-building workshop at the flagship Strub Avenue Farm:
- Budding (grafting buds onto trees when sap is rising)
- Topwork (converting mature trees to produce other varietals)
- Grafting scion wood to rootstock (done when stock is dormant)
Bring: Very sharp garden knife, preferably a grafting or budding knife (for a sample selection of task-specific garden knives, see http://www.gardentoolcompany.com/garden-knives)
Also recommended: Leather garden gloves, work clothes, sunscreen, hat
Optional: Bring a small citrus or stone fruit sapling in a pot and bud your own tree. The farm also has many young trees available for budding practice.
Horticulturalist David King is the gardenmaster of The Learning Garden in Venice, CA, author of the LA Garden Blog www.lagardenblog.com, and chairs the Seed Library of Los Angeles. He teaches fruit tree grafting through UCLA Extension.
Saturday, June 8
Strub Avenue Farm
$30 ($20 early bird price ends June 3)
$40 at the door
Lunch included, 12p-1p
Lunch and seed swap included: Participants are invited to our second Whittier Seed Swap! We'll swap seeds at the luncheon before the class. If you don't have homegrown seeds on hand, don't worry; you won't go home empty-handed. Join us!
Horticulturalist David King is the garden master of The Learning Garden in Venice, CA, author of the LA Garden Blog www.lagardenblog.com, and chair of the Seed Library of Los Angeles. He also teaches seed saving through SLOLA and the Whittier Time Bank.
Fruit Tree Grafting Workshop is a part of the Build-Your-Skills workshop series curated by the Whittier Time Bank in support of community self-reliance.
This event is planned in collaboration with Whittier Backyard Farms.
To learn about more upcoming workshops for self-reliance, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Strub Avenue Farm (View)
8826 Strub Avenue
Whittier, CA 90605
|Minimum Age: 12|
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|