3.12.23 // Grafting with Justin Holt of Nutty Buddy Collective // 10a-1p
Grafting is an important skill for growers of tree crops at just about any scale. Grafting grants access to the vast riches of crop diversity that’s available: if you can graft, there’s virtually no limit to the number of varieties you can grow and to the dollars you can save on plant material. It may seem like wizardry to the uninitiated, but grafting is a skill that anyone can learn and master with some patience and practice.
This 3-hour workshop will provide an introduction to grafting with the goal of giving participants all the basic information they need to begin developing the skill. The first portion of the class will cover the why, what, when, and how of grafting. The second half will focus on hands-on learning and practice. Plant material will be provided for practicing. Two apple rootstocks are included in the cost of the class.
About the instructor:
Justin Holt, co-founder of Nutty Buddy Collective, learned to graft about 10 years ago. Soon after getting the hang of it, he and a partner launched Nutty Buddy Nurseries, a small nursery operation where they grafted 100’s of heirloom and interesting fruit varieties. Justin maintains orchards with the Nutty Buddies, helps tend fruit trees in public spaces throughout the Asheville area, and offers consultation and fruit and nut tree services.
Apple rootstocks, scionwood, and other plants and supplies will be available at the workshop for sale. Attendees should bring their own grafting knife. Knives can be purchased locally at Villagers.
In order to have equitable access, we offer all of our classes at a sliding scale as a way to make our classes more affordable to more people. The sliding scale is a simple tiered pricing system that allows people to choose the price they are able to pay, within a specified range. Pay what you can, no one is turned away for lack of funds.
Cancellation by Villagers:
If a class needs to be cancelled because (1) it does not meet the minimum number of registrations or (2) due to inclement weather, you will be notified by email 24 hrs in advance. Please check your email 24 hrs prior to class. For cancellations by Villagers, you will receive a full refund.
Cancellation by Student:
If you cancel within 48 hrs of the class, you will receive a refund in the form of store credit. Cancellations with less that 48 hrs notice are not eligible for a refund.
If you do not show up and do not give notice, your registration fee will be treated as a donation to the teacher and the shop.