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The URL is: https://urbanfruitpropagation2014.eventbrite.ca
Ken Taylor has gleaned a lifetime of wisdom in the topics of fruit tree selection and propagation, and it is our pleasure to bring him to Ottawa for this full day workshop.
We will learn four methods of fruit tree propagation, including hands-on grafting and how to collect and root cuttings.
Methods of adapting fruit and nuts to the urban environment will be explored, including the secrets of the Pawpaw and how Ken brought this fruit to the north. Your questions will be welcome.
Join us for the morning session only, or for the full day - come with your lunch, leave with your tree!
Full-Day Workshop Includes
- How to collect, store, and root cuttings of fruit shrubs/vines
- How to bench graft superior stock onto rootstock, other graft techniques can be explored
- Graft your own apple tree to take home
- Fruit tree auction - Ken will bring a selection of items not available through his nursery: special seeds, Plumcots, and other interesting varieties to go home with workshop participants!
With his lifetime of fruit propagation, he's saved the Montreal melon from extinction, brought the Pawpaw to new northern latitudes and developed the very good looking 'Taylor Apple-Pear'. Ken has tremendous insight regarding our food system, and believes that our hand in evolving plant genetics is essential for a future sustainable food system. His legacy is living at the Greenbarn Nursery outside of Montreal, where he and his family sell hardy fruit and nut trees for our climate.
Similar workshops have been sold for $175 in London, ON - by bringing Ken here, lowering the price, and offering work-trades we hope that more people will be able to attend.
- The morning session will be a talk and discussion
- Afternoon hands-on workshop is capped at 35 participants
- Each participant of the afternoon will have their own grafted apple tree to take home
- All of the necessary supplies will be made available
- There will be an hour break for lunch
- We will consider work-trades for partial ticket price: our needs include snacks for the workshop such as baked goods and fresh fruit or veggies, teas and hot drinks, assistance with set-up and take down
Looking forward to seeing you there!
Katrina & Jason
of Hidden Harvest Ottawa
Note: Our workshop will be sponsoring several apple trees to be planted through the Sandy Hill Community Health Centre. Any remaining proceeds go towards Hidden Harvest Ottawa, helping put our city's food to good use through picking and sharing fruit with the Ottawa Food Bank.
When & Where
Hidden Harvest Ottawa
Hidden Harvest supports Ottawa's urban orchard by connecting existing tree owners with volunteer harvesters and community agencies who can make good use of the harvest.