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Grafting and Pruning Workshops

Event Date: Saturday, February 4, 2017 - 10:00 to 16:00

The two workshops will combine the basic theories of grafting and pruning, followed by a series of practical demonstrations and plenty of hands on practice. These will be run by Stamford Community Orchard Group.

**Grafting Workshop 10 am – 12 midday (£10* including tree) **
Come and learn how to graft fruit trees with local experts who will lead this two-hour workshop designed for the novice propagator. Skill at grafting is the true mark of gardening expertise, but it’s also easy to learn and fun to do. In this hands-on workshop you will graft and take home a low-maintenance fruit tree that can produce fruit organically without harmful spraying.

What to bring?
Warm, waterproof clothing. If possible bring only your thin bladed pocket knife and a pair of hand pruners.


**Pruning Workshop 2 pm – 4 pm (£5* per person) **
How do the trees grow?
What’s the objectives?
What are best tools, and how to use them safely?
What are the best techniques?
Where and when to start?
What books, guides and online advice, videos are available?

What do I bring?
Warm, waterproof clothing. If possible, bring pruning tools, loppers and pruning saws.

What does my workshop include?
As well as an amazing experience, you will be provided with tea and coffee free of charge, and Origin8 café will be open if you would like to purchase your own hot food and beverages. 

How do I book?
Book early as spaces for each workshop are limited to 20 people. Please email or call us on 01780 782254 to book.

*There is a £5 admission fee on top of the workshop fee. The usual admisison fee is £6.35.