Thursday, July 30, 2009

Budding Workshop and Annual Picnic with Fruit Tasting - 8.1.2009

August 1st at the HOS Arboretum

9am – Budding Workshop
12:30pm – Annual Potluck Picnic & Fruit Tasting

Budding is the type of grafting done in the summer and is both a simple and highly successful way to multiplying all of your fruit trees. The difference lies in the piece: In summer grafting, you use a single leaf “bud.”

Come learn how to do this from the HOS experts. Our aim is simple: Teach others about the joys and benefits of growing your own fruit and let the results spread throughout our communities.

Budding starts at 9am. We will also demonstrate summer pruning @ 11am
Cost: Rootstocks are $4 for members and $5.00 for nonmembers
Budwood: Provided with the workshop or bring your own moistened fruit tree wood with tip and 2/3 of every leaf removed.

To learn more about this event, download the PDF event flyer and the budding information sheet

Fruit Tasting & Potluck Picnic:
Please plan to join us immediately following the budding workshop for our annual picnic. Bring a cold dish to share and your own table service. If you have any fruit that is ripe or near ripe, bring it to share with others. Our All About Fruit Show gives us a bountiful fall tasting, but many outstanding varieties of plums, berries, and blueberries are only available in the summer season. Large or small quantities are welcome.

Other Upcoming Events
August 29: Hood River Valley Tours

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