Our February meeting will be held Wednesday, February 13, 2013 @ 7 pm in the Snohomish Library Multipurpose Room, 311 Maple Ave, Snohomish, WA 98290-2525. Please note this is a change from our regular Thursday night meetings due to the Valentine’s Day Holiday. The meeting is open to the public and everyone is invited. For further information, call (425) 398-5544.
Looking for a variety of fruit tree not sold in the nurseries or a more economical way to increase your home orchard? Learn to graft your own ‘designer’ fruit trees! Gil Schieber, of Skipley Farms, will discuss the Whip & Tongue method of grafting. Come learn the technique, about appropriate tools, rootstock, & scion wood. Rootstock & scion wood will be offered for sale & use in creating your own dwarf apple trees.
Gil Schieber has a Bachelor of Science degree in horticulture, has worked in the fruit industry & edible landscaping for over 40 years, & has taught in all aspects of horticulture. He owns Skipley Farms, a small, local, diverse, holistic farm which grows apples, grapes, blueberries, cherries, and other berries and vegetables.
Please join us and learn to graft your own fruit trees!