Spring Propagation Workshop

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Spring Propagation Workshop

from 160.00

Propagation workshop

 

WHEN: May 4 and 5 from 10 AM to 3PM both days

WHERE: Twisted Tree Farm 279 Washburn Road Spencer, NY 14883

COST: $300 for both days, $160 for a single day. Work trades and Scholarships available for those needing financial assistance.

 This hands on workshop will be jam packed with information on how to propagate your own fruit, nut, and timber trees, berry bushes, and perennials. The class will be led by Akiva Silver, owner and operator of Twisted Tree Farm and author of Trees of Power.

Akiva will cover:

Saturday

Cuttings- how to root hardwood and softwood cuttings as well as root cuttings

Layering- several different layering techniques including stool beds and air layering

Seeds- storage, stratification, scarification, germination techniques, and planting

Division- of perennials and shrubs

Propagation infrastructure- make your own heat mats, mist system, air prune beds, mini hoop houses, and row cover setup.

Soil- how to maintain fertility and structure, making compost, making bio char, soil ecology

Plant specifics- covering tips and tricks for individual trees, shrubs, and perennials with specific needs

 

Sunday

Grafting- whip and tongue, cleft graft, and bud grafts, after-care of grafts. Participants will be making their own grafts and able to take a few home.

Potting- making potting soil, potting plants

Planting- Establishing trees and perennials in the landscape.

 

*some things from Saturday may spill over into Sunday

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Please Bring your own Lunch

Dress for being outside the whole time

Free Camping is available

Class size limited to 15 participants

This workshop will take place at Twisted Tree Farm

279 Washburn Road

Spencer, NY 14883