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Budding and Grafting Workshop – Part One – Cancelled
Saturday, 21 March @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Budding and Grafting Workshop – Part One –Cancelled due to the current Pandemic
Friends of Noosa Botanic Gardens and Permaculture Noosa are very pleased to present a Budding and Grafting Workshop on Saturday 21 March, at 9.00 am at the Tinbeerwah Hall.
We all know that for many species of tree it is preferable to purchase a grafted variety—it can mean the tree is better able to cope with climatic conditions, and in many cases will result in fruiting years before a seeded variety. But grafted trees are always much more expensive to purchase because it is a labour-intensive job to get these trees ready for sale. If you’ve ever thought you’d like to do this yourself, this workshop provides a very special opportunity to learn about propagation of plants through budding and grafting—knowledge that can be applied to a great many species of tree. Our expert presenters Jenny Iriondo and Paul Plant will run through the differences between grafting and budding, and which technique is best used for which species.
They will cover the use, care and maintenance of equipment, and there will be multiple opportunities to try out budding citrus varieties, and grafting Australian natives. At the end of the workshop you will take home your new budded citrus tree, a grafted native, a budding and grafting knife and tape, and the knowledge to care for the new trees until they are ready for planting.
This workshop presents incredible value. Jenny and Paul will be available throughout the workshop to answer questions and help out on an individual basis. And also included in the cost of the course is all the equipment needed to continue propagating at home.
We can only take limited numbers for this workshop, so please book early.
There will be a follow up workshop later in the year where we will return with our budded and grafted trees, and hopefully practice grafting on other species – possibly mangoes and avocadoes. At this stage it is planned to run Part Two on Saturday October 24, at an anticipated cost of $20 (all details to be confirmed later in the year).
Name: Budding and Grafting Workshop Part One Date: Saturday 21 March, 2020 Time: 9.00 am to 12.00 noon Venue: Tinbeerwah Hall, 836 Sunrise Rd, Tinbeerwah Cost: $55 per person $45 for members of Friends of Noosa Botanic Gardens and Permaculture Noosa (equipment and plant material included) Bring: water bottle, notepad and pen tea and coffee will be provided
Bookings close on Tuesday 17 March. There are limited places, so please book early
About our Presenters
Jenny started Cedar Creek Nursery with her husband in 1989. It is a family business which she runs with her two sons. Primarily the nursery supplies budded citrus trees to the wholesale market and commercial nurseries, including Bunnings. For health and environmental reasons, the extensive nursery is run chemical-free. Jenny’s knowledge and enthusiasm is inspirational, and she is kindly donating the root stock and budding material from her nursery for this course.
Paul is a well-known horticulturalist and landscaper, author and consultant, based in South East Queensland. He is editor of Subtropical Gardening Magazine and regular Saturday morning garden presenter on NoosaFM radio. Paul is a popular presenter at garden events throughout South East Queensland and Sydney where his enthusiasm for collecting and growing unusual plants inspires other gardeners to expand their growing experience. Among other notable positions he has held, he was previous Chair of Friends of Noosa Botanic Gardens.