SCFS Meeting, “Grafting Fruit Trees”, Wednesday, February 13, 2013 @ 7 pm

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!

 

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