Fruit Tree Scion Wood / Cutting / Grafting Event. Orange County CALIFORNIA
February 11, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
On Saturday February 11th we will be having our annual Scion wood exchange event. This will be done differently than our prior scion wood / grafting events and different from any other Orange County California Chapter in the past.
Scion wood / cutting can be dropped off at Frank’s Lake Forest address prior to the day of the event or on the day of the event as early as 9am at the Farm Food Lab in Irvine..
We will be pre printing labels for each scion wood , and will have them propped prior to the event. We still have some labels left over from last year, so less work . Fill out the registration page with the Scion wood / Cuttings planning to bring
Note- on the event location some members noted it can be difficult for find with mapping software since the park is so large.
So… We drove from different directions to the location while recording a video of how to get there. . we will be posting them on our website soon to aid everyone.
At 9:30 we will be making scion wood available to members of the South OC chapter
At 10 am Other chapters and the public will be able to get cuttings.
Beginning at 12:00 , we will have a brief description of how to graft avocado seedlings. After that, we will have participants graft cuttings onto avocado seedlings that we will be supplying. There will be mentor grafters going around to answer questions and to critique the grafting methods. Our goal is to increase hands-on knowledge by members of grafting period . Prior to the event we will also release a video describing possible issues to expect when grafting, this way more people are prepared ahead of time and make better use of the instructions.
If you or someone you know is good at grafting or even another different method of propagating plants and want to speak or answer questions at the event, let us know. Grafting mentors get 3 to 5 Gallons of worm castings.
We expect a large turnout at the event.
We are asking members to make available scion wood / cuttings of known varieties
NO citrus cuttings please ( there is a citrus Quarantine due to a disease that kills citrus trees.
We will be releasing more information as the time approaches to people who have registered , we recommend you put it on your calendar. It will be a great time to meet other members.
We have had feedback the Orange County Great Park Farm + Food Lab in the Irvine Great Park can be difficult to find the 1st time going there, so we made videos of driving there from different directions. They will be on out website soon.
On next years plant fundraising sale starting in March 2023 ,
Our goal is to have most all proceeds go directly towards Scholarships.
We also are adding the option for people / companies to have cash / plant donations go 100% towards scholarships for students in agriculture fields.
Let’s see if we can break a record.
So we are asking donating members to make as many plants available for our plant sale as possible. Thanks
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