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. 19 — The Mystique of the Apple

  • Presenter: John Bunker – Maine Heritage Orchard & Author of Apples and the Art of Detection
  • Moderator: Richard Uhlmann – The Lost Apple Project

Nov. 16 — Novel Apple Rootstock Technologies – Beyond Dwarfing and Precocity

  • Presenter: Gennaro Fazio – USDA-ARS, Geneva, New York
  • Moderator: Gayle Volk – USDA-ARS, Fort Collins, Colorado

Dec. 21 — What’s in a name? The importance of identity in heirloom apple tree preservation

  • Presenter: Amy Dunbar-Wallis – University of Colorado – Boulder
  • Moderator: Darlene Hayes – Malus zine &

Jan. 18, 2023 — The Awesomeness of Red-Fleshed Apples

  • Presenters: Ellen Cavalli – Tilted Shed Ciderworks & Darlene Hayes – Malus zine &
  • Moderator: Darlene Hayes – Malus zine &

Feb. 15 — First Land Stewards of the Southwest: Native American Propagation and Dissemination of Peaches

  • Presenter: Reagan Wytsalucy – Utah State University
  • Moderator: Jude Schuenemeyer – Montezuma Orchard Restoration Project

March 15 — Genetics & Breeding for Fire Blight Resistance

  • Presenters: Gennaro Fazio – USDA-ARS, Geneva, New York & Awais Khan – Cornell University
  • Moderator: Kyle Nagy – University of Idaho, Sandpoint Organic Agriculture Center

April 19 — Conservation of Historic Fruit Tree Cultivars: An Interdisciplinary Approach

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: