March 4, 2017: March 5, 2017: Winter Grafting 101 

(The March 4th class is full. Due to potential demand, I’m offering another class on March 5th). 

In this hands-on class, we’ll teach you the various methods of winter grafting. We will be grafting apples, but will also cover the how-to’s of nut, persimmon and stone fruit (cherries, peaches, plums, etc) grafting.  You’ll leave with 2 apple trees (more than likely heirloom, though it’s up to you) and the confidence to graft many more. All are welcome to bring rootstocks or buy some from me ($1/rootstock) for additional trees. 1pm to 4pm in Jefferson, MD

Cost: $40 per person. 


Barter and trade accepted as alternative methods of payment. 


April 1, 2017: Topworking! Grafting a tree over to another variety (or hundreds of varieties)

In this hands-on class, we’ll walk through the steps necessary to change a tree from one variety to another (or many others). This class will cover multiple species (persimmons, apples, pears, nuts) and you’ll leave with the confidence to transform your trees over to something new. 9am to 3pm. Cost: $75 per person. 

Past workshops:

January 7th & 8th, 2017: Apple Pruning 101 and Abandoned/Old Tree Restoration

*Notice! I have had to change the dates of this workshop due to agreeing to speak at the Horticultural Industries Show Conference in Arkansas. Sorry for the inconvenience!*

Location: Lovettsville, VA and Surrounding Areas
Click HERE to sign up!

This is a 2-day hands-on pruning intensive course which will cover everything you need to tackle an apple tree, young or old…kept or abandoned. Day 1 will cover the basics of pruning, from tree physiology to how to make a pruning cut to the considerations that go into making a cut. We’ll cover all sizes of apple trees from just planted to deer browsed to juvenile to mature trees. The day will end with participants breaking into supervised groups and working on trees. Day 2 will put into action all that we learned the day before, only this time we mean business. We’ll cover how to prune the big, burly, and the old. We’ll also cover top-working (changing a tree over to another variety) and the steps needing to be taken in order to graft a tree over to a new variety in spring. This class will be capped at 20 participants. Cost Per Person: 2 day workshop is $110, 1 day is $70.  Overnight lodging can be made available, ask for more details. In addition to money, work trade and barter are both acceptable means of payment.  CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP! 

Apple tree pruning