2024 Apple Grafting Workshop
Live coaching sessions: April 5–6, 2024
Learn to graft your own apple trees through our series of virtual presentations and small-group sessions. Registration includes guidance for caring for your apple trees throughout the year and access to educational videos, recordings of live sessions, and other resources.
April 5—Grafting class with live Q&A and small group knife skills sessions
April 6—Orchard care with live Q&A and small group knife skills sessions
May 31—Disbudding and taping up with live Q&A
October 11—Protecting your tree for Winter with live Q&A
Level I: Instruction only (all instructional sessions, no trees, no grafting kit) $35
Level II: All instructional sessions + Scion Kit $75
Level III: All instructional sessions + Full Grafting Kit* $115
Additional Scion & Rootstock Kits: $60
*Full Grafting Kit Includes: scion kit, grafting knife
Meet your instructors
Lindsay Lee, Seed Savers Exchange’s orchard and horticultural advisor, describes himself as an “old-school nurseryman”. He has logged over 45 years in the ornamental horticulture trades, with 30 of those running Willowglen, a seed-to-sale perennial plant nursery near Decorah, Iowa. Lindsay served as the grafting team leader in 1989 when SSE collected the first trees for its Heritage Orchard. “I believe the knowledge and skill of grafting has been eroding among gardeners,” says Lee. “It is my goal to rectify this by teaching gardeners to graft and share their favorite fruits.”
Jamie Hanson’s journey into the world of horticulture began at the College of the Atlantic, where she cultivated a deep-seated passion for the historical significance of fruit trees and their cultivation. Her fascination with the intersection of history and horticulture set her on a lifelong journey to preserve and celebrate the legacy of these remarkable trees. As the orchard manager at Seed Savers Exchange, Jamie oversees the maintenance of two eight-acre apple orchards. Her daily responsibilities include collection management, comprehensive tree care, and historical research. Beyond her professional commitments, Jamie is an avid adventurer; when not tending to the orchards, you can find her cycling on local trails, hiking in the great outdoors, or working on craft projects.