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March 24/11:00 am - 3:00 pm
What is a Scion? A scion is a young shoot or twig of a plant or tree, especially cut for grafting or rooting.
How are scions used? Scions are used for propagating trees by grafting a desired variety onto a suitable rootstock. This is important in ensuring reliability.
How does the Scion Exchange work? We will have over 100 varieties of scions available for purchase – many of which are heirlooms – as well as root stocks and other grafting supplies for a nominal fee. Experts will be on hand to answer questions. We will accept cash, check or credit card for payment.
Bella, Braeburn, Berner Rosen, Bevans Favorite, Chehalis, Cox Orange Pippin, Dickinson, Enterprise, Fall Jeneting, Frazier’s Prolific, Ginger Gold, Gold’s Delicious, Gravenstein, Honeycrisp, Jonagold, Jonathan, Liberty, Lodi, Lubsk Queen, McIntosh, Mother, Nova Spy, Red Wealthy, Royal Court Cortland, Sansa, Scarlet Surprise, Spartan, State Fair, Sundance, Sweet Bough, Sweet Sixteen, Tolman Sweet, Wealthy, Whitney Crab, Winsap, Wolf River, Wyooche Early, Yellow Bellflower, Yellow Transparent, Zestar,
* More information about the specific characteristics of these varieties can be found at https://www.orangepippin.com/
As part of the Scion Exchange, we are offering a workshop for people who want to learn more about grafting techniques. The class will be held from 11:00 – 1:00 pm. Registration fee includes instruction, 2 root stocks, scions and supplies.
Instructor: Jim McGinty is a Washington State Master Gardener (Veteran), and Master Composter, who has taught gardening, orcharding, and small livestock classes for the Community Colleges of Spokane since 1997. Jim has been grafting and growing heirloom apple trees as a member of the North County “Graft and Corruption Squad” since it’s inception in 1990. Jim and his wife Pat operate “Higher Ground Farm” in Elk, Washington, specializing in gourmet garlic, pastured poultry, and pampered sheep and goats.
Class size is limited; pre-registration for the class required. SORRY, THIS WORKSHOP IS SOLD OUT.
Refreshments will be available on a donation basis. Proceeds will be used to maintain the Episcopal Church of the Resurrection’s orchard.
This event is being organized by the Inland Northwest Food Network in cooperation with WSU Spokane County Extension, Spokane Edible Tree Project and the Episcopal Church of the Resurrection.