Topwork Grafting Workshop

05/19/2024 01:30 PM - 03:30 PM CT


Michael Dalquist and the Central Chapter will be hosting this workshop on topwork grafting on backyard fruit trees. In this class we will be replacing existing branches on a standing fruit tree with scions from a totally different variety of the same species. If you have limited space in your yard, this will allow you to effectively grow more cultivars of fruit without planting additional trees. Isn't it fun to think of picking two, five, or ten different types of apples from the same tree? 

Note: This involves work with sharp knives and possibly climbing in trees or on ladders. If you bring children along, please be aware of the inherent risks.


Registration: Advance registration is required. No walkups, please. Fee is $5 for adults, or $10 for a family.

What to bring: If you have any of these items, please bring them along if you can: bypass shears, pruning saw, grafting knife, stepladder. If you want to do some topwork on your own trees at home after the class, we will have some supplies on hand that you can purchase.

Address: Little Elk Organic Farm, 207 W 6th St Randall, MN 56475


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Refunds for cancellations can be requested up to 48 hours prior to the event.