Techniques to be demonstrated:
o Budgrafting citrus
o Importance of budwood & rootstock selection
o Awareness of the different grafting techniques
o Walk through the orchard discussing scion selection.
o Discussion on methods of cutting a bud plus hands on practice on material such as Mulberry.
o Relevance of matching rootstock to scion.
o Hygiene & cleanliness
o Brief discussion on other types of techniques.
o Budgrafting your own 5 take home trees, with notes on how to care for their future growth.
➢ PCN Member $50
➢ PCN Member Couple $70
➢ Non-Member $70
➢ Non-Member Couple $90
➢ (Includes 5 x rootstock and 1 brand new Budding Knife. Couples share materials) Extra budding tape available for sale.
➢ Participants need to bring nail clippers and a pair of sharp, clean, secateurs
Morning tea refreshments provided, after session completion.
Through the interest of Permaculture Noosa members to learn about grafting, Tina Grigson from Mountain Views Nursery, was approached at the Yandina Markets (where she and Michael sell their grafted fruit trees) and asked if she was interested in teaching us. As she is keen to share her knowledge and educate people, she accepted and has offered her time and expertise at no cost, for which, we are very grateful!
Mel Hobbins is a PCN member with a passion for growing food! His citrus orchard produces abundant fruit of many varieties, which he generously shares with fellow members and the local community. He has invited participants to tour the property after the completion of the workshop to take in the Orchard, Veggie Gardens, Food Forest Style, 12 varieties of snake bean and much more. Appropriate footwear is recommended.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0412890950 for bookings & payments details. Bookings close on Monday 14 March. Please be aware, numbers are definitely limited and no refunds for 'no shows'.
When: Sunday 20th March 2016
Where: 1869 Noosa Road, Traveston
Start: Arrive 7.45am for 8.00am start (approx2.5 hours)
Parking: Carpooling is advised
Convener: Tina Grigson Host: Mel Hobbins
Noosa Road, Traveston
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