Become a Backyard Orchardist – Fruit Grafting Workshop – April 9

March 28, 2011 at 5:22 pm

Slow Food Chicago is offering a workshop on April 9 on growing fruit in the Chicago area.  The 4 hour class will cover:

  • Best choice of fruit trees and berries to grow organically
  • Container growing of fruit trees, inside and out
  • How to graft a fruit tree that you are unable to find at a commercial nursery
  • Introduction to basic fruit tree pruning

The cost is $35 ($25 for Slow Food members) and includes one rootstock and one scion of your choice.  In addition, pear, apple, quince AND paw paw rootstock will also be for sale.

Bring a knife that you can use, and leave your small children at home because of the knife use.

Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum – 1 – 5 PM

To register for workshop go to