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Learn about grafting trees. You will have the opportunity to graft your own tree. 3/17/24


Fruit Tree Grafting

  • Sunday, March 17, 2024, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Grafting has been used for centuries to join two trees into one to propagate various desired traits. This workshop will start with a presentation of the history of grafting and different grafting techniques. Participants will also have the opportunity to graft their own tree using the cleft grafting method and get to take home one grafted heirloom apple tree.

Space is limited to 24, online pre-registration is required. If you are interested in the workshop and cannot afford the materials cost, please contact CCE Tompkins.

Roger Ort is the Owner of Ort Family Farm which grows around 600 fruit trees and 3 acres of small fruits that are all processed into their line of jams and jellies. Roger hails from Southern, PA where he attended Williamsport Community College and earned a degree in Horticulture Nursery Management. In 2000, Roger moved his family and business to Bradford, NY. Two years ago, Roger retired from the Cornell Cooperative Extension system after 13 years as a Horticulture Educator and has been able to focus more on growing more unusual fruits and educating others to do the same.


$50.00 (sliding scale available)



Marissa Nolan
Horticulture Team Lead
607-272-2292 x194


Cornell Cooperative Extension
615 Willow Ave
Ithaca, NY 14850

Last updated January 19, 2024