Fruit Tree Pruning and Grafting Workshop and Cider Tasting
Home orchard need some love? Want to grow delicious fruit trees but not sure how to care for them? Join Daily Acts and Ethic Ciders to learn how to properly prune and graft! In this hands-on workshop Orchard Manager Ryan Johnston will delve into goals and techniques for winter pruning deciduous fruit trees. You’ll also learn how to graft so that you can get creative with propagating your own low-cost, delicious, diverse, and site-appropriate fruit tree varieties.
The afternoon will start off with a discussion of fruit tree anatomy, desirable tree shapes, timing for pruning and grafting, and tools of the trade. Then you’ll get hands-on practice with pruning and grafting in Ethic's organic, dry-farmed orchard.
No Daily Acts event would be complete without a bit of celebration and revelry, so finish up with a tantalizing tasting of Ethic Ciders, deliciously dry hard ciders crafted from the very apple trees upon which we’ll be practicing our pruning. What could be sweeter!? Dryer? You get the point. Ethic will also be offering the opportunity to take home bottles right from the farm.
Please sign up in advance so they can bring enough supplies. Visit the website for more information.