Learn to Graft with MORP at the Old Fort in Hesperus

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 04/07/2018
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Location
Old Fort at Hesperus

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GRAFTING AWAY IN OLD ORCHARD COUNTRY

Join MORP in learning the valuable skill of grafting and take home four heritage apple trees (grafted by you) at the grafting class at the Old Fort in Hesperus on SAT, April 7 from 10am to noon. Yes, you may observe for free, but we think you will have a much better experience by “getting your hands dirty”. Meet us in the historic Old Fort library (direction below).

A minimum of 10 participants are required and a maximum of 20 allowed – so please preregister early to assure your place in the workshop (although you can register at event first come, first serve); let us know what workshop(s) you plan to attend by emailing MORP at morp@montezumaorchard.org; you can also preregister AND pre-pay at MORP’s PayPal account at our website  – just write a note in the comment line or send us an email as to which workshop(s) you paid for. Cost is $35 for current MORP members; $45 otherwise; you may become a member or renew your annual membership at the same time as paying for class. All grafting supplies are provided by MORP. Send us an email to learn if your membership is current.

Directions: 18683 Hwy 140; Hesperus, CO
From North: 4 miles south of Hesperus on Hwy 140. Look for Fort Lewis Historic marker sign and go to the next driveway with the large Old Fort at Hesperus sign. Turn right and proceed past education garden/high tunnel. Turn left and look for historic library.

From South: 18.5 miles north of border; 3 miles north of Breen. Look for large Old Fort at Hesperus sign. Turn left and proceed past education garden/high tunnel. Turn left and look for historic library.

Some time ago, Jude slowly taught himself how to graft by carefully studying the pages out of the old, classic book by Downing – written in the year 1849 (our edition). He would look at the page, make a cut, look at the page, make a cut, and repeat. You too could learn to graft this way, but would you not rather attend a Hands-on Grafting Workshop? Join us!