Grafting (Apple) School
All sessions are held at Heritage Farm
Learn how to graft and care for apple trees in a half-day workshop. Discuss apple histories, practice apple propagation and take home three grafted trees to begin your very own orchard.
Stay after or come early for an orchard/tree care workshop from 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm on the day of your grafting session. This workshop is included in your registration cost and covers caring for young apple trees, pruning, training, and general tree care. All sessions cover the same content.
Lindsay Lee, Seed Savers Exchange’s Orchard Manager and Horticultural Advisor, describes himself as an “old-school nurseryman”. He has logged over 45 years in the ornamental horticulture trades, with 30 of those running Willowglen, a seed-to-sale perennial plant nursery near Decorah, Iowa. Lindsay served as the grafting team leader in 1989 when SSE collected the first trees for its Heritage Orchard. “I believe the knowledge and skill of grafting has been eroding among gardeners,” says Lee. “It is my goal to rectify this by teaching gardeners to graft and share their favorite fruits.”
Heritage Farm is just outside Decorah, Iowa. Getting here is pretty straight-forward.