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Book Launch and Fruit Tree Grafting Workshop! Cancelled due to restrictions.
August 22 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pmA$33.00 – A$83.00
Book Launch and Fruit Tree Grafting Workshop! with Author Jade Miles and Graftsman Charlie Showers.
An exciting event with these wonderful humans! From Black Barn Farm in Stanley, Victoria.
Jade’s recently published book “Future Steading: Live like tomorrow matters” is a truly delicious, salivatingly beautiful book, full of heart and rituals and meaning. Jade will read from her book on the day and Futuresteading will be made available for sale both at the event and prior via the Village Dreaming workshop site.I am sooooo excited she is joining us.
You know as well as I that it is not easy to find access to a good graftsman, they are rare and rarely available, hence I am also superfragillistically happy to know that Charlie is sharing his grafting skills with us.
Grafting is the technique by which two plants are joined to make one.
It is an extremely rewarding backyard skill to have because it permits even the smallest urban gardens to be furnished with multiple varieties of fruit.
– Expert hands on tuition from Black Barn Farm orchardist and graftsman Charlie Showers
– Grafting notes
– Tour of ORTO Farm
– your very own grafted apple tree to take home (choose from 6 heritage and modern apple varieties)
Join us while the moon is waxing and the sap is starting to flow as you learn the ancient art of grafting your very own fruit trees.
Charlie will take you through the different types of grafts, why graft at all, best time of year to graft, knife safety, rootstocks, scion wood and permaculture tips and tricks.
You will be taken through a grafting demonstration and of course coaching through plenty of grafting practice before you eventually try your skills on your very own apple trees to take home.
A light lunch will be provided to keep us warm and toasty.
Pocket knives are cool for whittling sharp sticks however they are dangerous and ineffective for grafting (we’ll show you why). Felco Swiss made grafting knives are available for sale at the ticket checkout page.
There will also be some available for sale for $35 on the day and of course, feel free to BYO grafting knife.
This workshop is limited to 25 tickets.
Refund Policy: We are extremely sorry to say that it is not possible to give refunds once payment is made regardless of lead up-time. It is possible however for you to transfer your enrolment to a friend or acquaintance.
In light of on and off lockdowns due to Covid, we will do our best to reschedule classes at the earliest time possible. If the class cannot be re-scheduled then a refund will be provided. Much huge care and all the very best from mara
We look forward to meeting you!