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CCE Onondaga Offers Fruit Tree Grafting Workshop

  • Wednesday, March 29, 2017, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Onondaga County will host a fruit tree grafting workshop featuring Sam Van Aken on Wednesday, March 29th, 2017 from 6:00pm-8:30pm at the Syracuse University Comstock Art Building 1075 Comstock Ave, Syracuse NY. The workshop will include a presentation on grafting techniques and a hands-on demonstration on how to graft using a bud as well as whip + tongue techniques. The class will meet indoors where participants will have an opportunity to graft two fruit trees to take home with them in pots. All materials will be provided however if you have a favorite knife that you'd like to bring for grafting purposes please do so. 

Sam VanAken is a Sculpture Professor at Syracuse University and is the creator of the Tree of 40 Fruit. The stone fruit tree contains 40 varieties of peaches, apricots, cherries, nectarines and plums that date back to the 17th and 18th century. Ted Talk:

Join us for this workshop and learn the art of grafting. The workshop is open to the public, but space is limited. The registration fee is $40 (cash/check payment accepted) and includes two fruit trees to take home. This year we'll be focusing on grafting stone fruits of plums, peaches and apricots.


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Last updated March 29, 2017