The program for our February 21 general meeting will be Fruit Tree Grafting with Idell Weydemeyer of the California Rare Fruit Growers. Grafting fruit trees can became a fixation! Grafting allows a gardener to have many kinds of fruit on one or more trees, ripening over a long season in a small space. Idell will demonstrate grafting and will lead a hand’s on workshop. At the hand’s on portion, the first 20 members who sign up on SignUpGenius, will graft and take home an apple tree of their choice.
Idell has taught grafting to various groups including college students, Master Gardeners, garden clubs, attendees at the annual California Rare Fruit Grower(CRFG) Golden Gate Chapter (GG) scion wood exchange, and for 6th graders. The CRFG GG website has various documents on growing fruit and includes two on grafting. See http://www.crfg.org/chapters/golden_gate/grow.htm