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Fruit Tree, Chestnut, and Currant Propagation

March 31, 2018 (9:00 AM - 1:00 PM )

Refuge Food Forest
701 East Lincoln
Normal, IL 61761 (McLean County)

***THIS PROGRAM IS FULL. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE ADDED TO THE WAITING LIST, E-MAIL ryoun@illinois.edu OR CALL Reid AT 309-663-8306.***

**This is an outdoor program. Dress appropriately to work out doors and handle appropriate equipment. Steel cut-proof gloves will be provided for participants. In the event of inclimate weather, the program will be held at 1615 Commerce Parkway, Bloomington, IL**

We will learn to:

  • Graft apples, and Asian and European pears
  • Propogate by root cuttings from red and black currants
  • Plant and care for Chinese Chestnut seed from superior varieties that have been growing in the Midwest. 

Each participant can take home:

  • 4 fruit trees of their choice
  • 4 currant cuttings
  • 10 Chinese Chestnut seeds

Interested in learning, but no room for new grafts and cuttings? Extras, left-overs, and successful practice/demonstration plants will be planted at the West Bloomington Active Garden and the Refuge Food Forest!

$35/person covers all materials.

Max: 20 participants