Book for The Crossing grafting day fundraiser before the last week in June and bring your grafting knives and grafting tape (if you have them please also bring named varieties of scion and rootstocks to share with others) to The Crossing on Sunday 29 July. There will be rootstocks and scion to purchase and graft on the day and a few spare grafting knives. If you have never grafted before, then this is a chance to learn. Bring a plate for a shared lunch. Tea and coffee will be available.
There is a $25 booking fee for attendance to the 11am till 3pm workshop and a limit of 20 people. Apples, Pears and Plums will be the focus of the day. Each tree grafted onto rootstock will cost $15. The Heritage and Rare Fruits data base will also allow you to match vigours. This allows more than one variety to be grafted onto a single rootstock without unbalancing the tree. All funds raised go to The Crossing. Bookings must be made by the last week of July. Limited rootstocksare available but you can also take scion for $5 each home to graft onto your existing fruit trees.