307 Applebee Rd, Milton Mills, NH 03852

Apple Tree Grafting Workshops on April 13

Moose Mountains Regional Greenways
Box 191, Union, NH  03887



Apple Tree Grafting Workshops on April 13

On Saturday, April 13, Moose Mountains Regional Greenways (MMRG) and Branch Hill Farm/Carl Siemon Family Charitable Trust will offer two apple tree grafting classes: 10 am — 12 pm and 1 — 3 pm. The classes will take place rain or shine in the barn at Branch Hill Farm, 307 Applebee Road in Milton Mills. Jared Kane, owner of Jug Hill Orchards, is the instructor.

Kane taught the same popular workshop last year. He is the owner of a cider specific apple orchard in Milton Mills and has won national awards for his hard cider. For these workshops, Kane will teach the art of grafting apple trees and the basics of pruning and care. The workshops will include an introductory slide presentation as well as hands-on training. By the end of the class, each person will have completed grafting their own small apple tree to take home in a pot, using a scion (living shoot) collected from one of several varieties of local trees. If time and weather permit, the class will take a short walk to see some wild apple trees growing at Branch Hill Farm.

The workshop cost is $10 to cover supplies. Pre-registration is required by April 10 and earlier registration is advised since each class size is limited to twenty. To pre-register, call MMRG Education Coordinator Kari Lygren at (603) 978-7125 or email info@mmrg.info.

MMRG, a non-profit land trust, works to conserve and connect important water resources, farm and forest lands, wildlife habitats, and recreational land in Brookfield, Farmington, Middleton, Milton, New Durham, Wakefield, and Wolfeboro. Throughout the year, MMRG offers many educational opportunities to inform all ages about the benefits of our region’s natural resources. For more information and a calendar of upcoming events, visit www.mmrg.info.  Branch Hill Farm/the Carl Siemon Family Charitable Trust works to protect open space and working forests and to educate the public about sound forestry, conservation and agricultural practices; see www.branchillfarm.org.


Jared Kane (center) demonstrates grafting techniques
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