Get Grafting

Learn how to propagate your own fruit trees

Join us for an in-depth introduction to the art and science of grafting. Grafting is an elegant method for cloning woody perennials, especially our beloved apples, pears, and more. In this workshop we will go over the basics of why we graft, how it works, and the various tools needed to successfully graft. You will be expertly guided through the proper technique for making the correct cuts, working safely, and having high rates of success with your grafts. Take home 4 of your very own grafted apple trees to plant in your own orchard, as well as the confidence to continue grafting your own trees long into the future.

WHAT WE’ll cover

  • Why do we graft?
  • Rootstock selection
  • When to graft
  • Which type of graft to use in various scenarios
  • How to safely and correctly use a grafting knife

Types of grafts you will learn

  • Whip & Tongue
  • Cleft
  • Bark
  • Z-Graft

What you get

  • 4 apple rootstock to graft
  • A folding grafting knife
  • Dozens of unique apple varieties to choose from courtesy of Mark’s extensive apple collection–heirlooms, named seedling varieties, cider apples and more.
  • Access to Mark’s personal collection of apple literature, all of which are sure to spark even the smallest passion for propagating and growing these amazing fruits.


If you’d like to graft more than 4 trees to take home with you, simply add additional rootstock along with your registration and they will be ready and waiting for you on the date of the workshop.


Mark Angelini

Mark has been grafting trees for over 12 years now. All of the trees in their 7+ acres of orchard were grafted by he and Allison themselves! Mark is obsessed with apples and has been ever since 2008 when he first discovered the concept of wild apples and grafting which began a lifelong passion for this very unique fruit. He’s excited to share his knowledge and experience, as well as offer up access to his vast and intriguing collection of apple varieties, many of which he discovered in the wild, has named, and began to cultivate. Learn more about Mark here.

  • Date : March 25, 2023
  • Time : 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm (UTC-5)
  • Reg. Deadline : March 23, 2023
  • Venue : 12035 Big Island Hwy, Big Island, VA 24526

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