Intro to Tree Grafting – 7 March
7 March, 1pm – 3pm
Grafting is the process by which material from one place is attached to a plant of a different variety or species. The new material then grows away and becomes a living part of the original plan. This technique is very often employed in fruit tree growing.
This introductory workshop will take place at the Croft’ tree nursery which holds about 175 specimens of fruit tree, including apples, pears and plums. During the workshop participants will be introduced to the technique of fruit tree grafting and then will have the opportunity to graft actual specimens in our nursery.
- Basic theory of grafting
- How to collect the material to be grafted
- The tools of grafting, including sharpening of tools
- Practical session, working on offcuts at the bench
- Grafting session, under supervision, in the nursery
Tom, our resident grafting expert at Leith Community Crops in Pots
Please bring sensible clothing and footwear for the outdoors, as well as waterproofs or sunblock depending on the weather.
Leith Community Croft Tree Nursery
£15 per person – To receive a concessionary rate please use 15conc upon checkout.
A concessionary rate is available for the following:
- LCCiP Croft members
- Full time students
- Anyone in receipt of the following
- disability allowance
- Carer’s allowance
- Job seekers allowance.
To qualify for a concessionary fee you must be eligible at the time of the course and will be required to provide satisfactory evidence of such.
- Lectures 0
- Quizzes 0
- Duration 2 hours
- Skill level All levels
- Language English
- Students 0
- Assessments Yes