Bot Soc trip postponed, Tree Crops Grafting workshop, horse manure available

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Trip postponed

Waikato Botanical Society trip planned for tomorrow is postponed unfortunately, due to the forecasted bad weather and a trip leader down with the lurgy. Thomas is looking to run this trip in the new year.

Friday 6 September 2013

NZ TREE CROPS ASSOCIATION  Waikato Branch

PUBLIC FRUIT TREE GRAFTING WORKSHOP

7.30 pm
Venue: St Francis Community Church, 92 Mansel Av, Hillcrest, Hamilton.

Tutor: Brent Barber (Agribusiness plant propagation course facilitator)

Cost: $ 10 per person (NZTCA member)
$ 20 pp for non-members

This charge covers the costs of three rootstocks for each person, workshop materials (safety gloves, grafting tape, labels), tutor and hireage of the venue.

This is a hands-on workshop. After an introduction and demonstration by the tutor, you can have a practice of the techniques on willow or similar material. You can then graft your three rootstocks, choosing from a wide range of apple and pear scion that will be provided. These are yours to take home and nurture!

WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING:
A grafting knife or a Stanley craft knife with a new blade, and secateurs.

 There will also be a good selection of scion from other fruiting trees such as stone fruit, for people to take if they have existing trees to regraft or rootstocks at home. Please consider bringing some scion if you have something interesting or of value to share.

A RSVP would be appreciated and for any additional info, please contact. Don Harwood Ph: 07 843 9007 OR email: don.harwood@philips.com

Horse manure available

Old horse poo available - can be loaded onto a trailer for you.
Phone Nanette 021 505 488



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