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Posted on: March 16, 2021

Apple Grafting Workshops

Irvington Recreation and Parks Department


The Irvington Woods Committee presents

Apple Grafting Workshop


The O’Hara Nature Center

Registration begins March 18th at 10:00 a.m. 

Register online at the following link:

You must set up an account at the link which needs to be verified by the Rec. Dept. before you are eligible to register for a program. You must create account by Noon on March 17th to be verified to register on March 18th.

Workshop Dates/Times:

Saturday, April 17th, 2021

10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

1:00 PM – 2:30 PM 

Saturday, April 24th, 2021

10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

Cost: 40.00 (per person)

Limited to 14 people per session

*Pre-Registration Required

Recommended for adults and children 12 and up

12-15 year olds must be accompanied by an adult.

Program Description:

Have you ever wondered how farmers can take one variety of an apple tree and graft it on to another to get a better fruit or to preserve the genetics of an heirloom variety? Or how the process of grafting is being applied by scientists to make certain varieties of trees more adaptive to climate change? Through this hands-on workshop, participants will learn about various techniques and concepts centered around apple grafting. 

Participants will be using scionwood from antique heirloom apple varieties like Washington Irvington’s favorite apple, “Winter Banana” (Malus domestica), Henry David Thoreau’s favorite apple “Blue Pearmain” and many others to preserve the footprint of these unique varieties into participants’ yards and gardens. Through this process, participants will learn about the core principles behind the techniques of grafting and feel confident that they can successfully graft their very own apple tree!

*Each participant will get a minimum of 2-3 grafted apple trees to take home and keep!

Follow this link for the full flyer:

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