Grow Benzie Farm Series: Fruit Tree Grafting & Propagation. Participants will learn how to propagate fruit trees and bushes at Grow Benzie's perennial fruit propagation workshop. We'll cover the basics of grafting and rooting cuttings and you'll go home with two of your own grafted apple trees. The skills can be used to propagate nuts and ornamental plants as well. Guest presenter, Brenin Wertz-Roth, has worked in agriculture and horticulture for most of his life, from commercial cherry farms in Northern Michigan to a permaculture homestead in Northern Washington. This season he is farming land at the Historic Barns property in Traverse City.
Farmers, beginning producers, retiring/transitioning producers, organic producers, specialty crop producers, sustainable producers, value-added producers, small business owners
Thursday, May 2nd, from 6-9:00pm
Sponsored by the USDA-Risk Management Agency and in partnership with Crosshatch Center for Art & Ecology, this workshop aims to share knowledge with producers to increase their viability and reduce financial, production, and marketing risks. Grow Benzie's goal is to deepen relationships between organizations, farmers, and the community.
$15 per person (2 scholarships available: RSVP 231-882-9510)
5885 Frankfort Highway (M-115), Benzonia, 49616
*** 1 mile west of stoplight in Benzonia
*** 5 miles east of Frankfort
*** 20 miles west of Interlochen
*** 30 miles north of Manistee
carol@GrowBenzie.org or 231-882-9510