Grafting Workshop

You are invited to a Zoom Virtual Class: Learn to Graft with MORP!
When: Apr 9, 2022 10:00 AM Mountain Time (US and Canada) 

Join Montezuma Orchard Restoration Project (MORP) to learn the valuable skill of grafting apple trees. Jude Schuenemeyer will demonstrate whip and tongue grafting technique, followed by Q & A. Register in advance for this free class.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the virtual class.You are invited to bring grafting supplies to this virtual class and follow along (grafting knife, bands, wax or parafilm, rootstock, scion, sharpie, tag).

 A basic kit is available at

Purchase rootstock from CopenHavenFarm:

Our friends at Big Horse Creek have good instructions on how to collect scion:

Heritage Orchard Conference

Free Heritage Orchard webinar series presented by the University of Idaho. Register at this link: 

The monthly series began in October 2022 and continues through April 2023, every 3rd WED at 11 am MT, with topics ranging from heritage fruit exploration to apple identification. Tune into the Zoom webinars by registering today. You will be able to submit questions through a moderator to be directed to the speaker during the Q&A session at the end of the presentation. All webinars will be recorded and available for viewing following the live presentations.

Oct. 18 — Using Your Heirloom Apples to Make Amazing (Fermented) Cider

  • Presenter: Brandon Buza — Cidermaker
  • Moderator: John Bunker — Maine Heritage Orchard

Nov. 15 — The Legacy of Lee Calhoun and Tom Burford: Southern Apples Revisited

  • Presenter: Diane Flynt — Author of “Wild, Tamed, Lost, Revived: The Surprising Story of Apples in the South
  • Moderator: Kyle Nagy — University of Idaho Sandpoint Organic Agriculture Center

Dec. 20 — Methodologies, Tools and Resources for Historical Apple Research

  • Presenters: David Benscoter — The Lost Apple Project; Dan Bussey — Author of “The Illustrated History of Apples in United States and Canada”; Lydia Pendergast — Maine Heritage Orchard; David Castro — The Lost Apple Project
  • Moderator: Kyle Nagy — University of Idaho Sandpoint Organic Agriculture Center

Jan. 17 — Fruit Exploration: A Primer for Hobbyists, Conservationists, Researchers and Everyone In Between

  • Presenters: David Benscoter — The Lost Apple Project; Greg Partch — Former President of the Whitman County Historical Society; Kris Heeter —President of North American Fruit Explorers (NAFEX)
  • Moderator: Richard Uhlmann — The Lost Apple Project

Feb. 21 — Stories of Apple Discovery Using Historical Research

  • Presenters: David Benscoter — The Lost Apple Project; John Bunker – Maine Heritage Orchard; Jude MORP — Montezuma Orchard Restoration Project; Todd Little-Siebold — College of the Atlantic
  • Moderator: Kyle Nagy — University of Idaho Sandpoint Organic Agriculture Center

March 20 — Development of New Commercial Apple Varieties

  • Presenter: Sarah Kostick — University of Minnesota
  • Moderator: Sadie Barrett — Idaho Heritage Tree Project

April 17 — Using Apple Breeding to Create Varieties Adapted to My Farm

  • Presenter: Ike Kerschner — North Star Orchard
  • Moderator: Cameron Peace — Washington State University

Harvest Fest & Orchard Social, Oct 8, 2016

JOIN US on October 8 from 10 to 4! Sign up to attend one of the hard cider tastings (1 or 2 p) at the FREE Orchard Social by pre paying at our Paypal Button at our website – with cider tasting and time – in the memo line, $15 members, $20 non-members; or send us an email to get on the list: