Eliza Greenman is the resident cider/heirloom orchardist and director of biodiversity for the Greenhorns. Come to the Greenhorns headquarters in Westport, NY and learn more about apples than you ever thought possible!
Originally posted on unconventional stories from a young apple farmer:
The Home Orchard: a series of workshops with Eliza Greenman
May 9th: Fruit Tree Topworking Workshop!
Imagine a single apple tree in the spring blooming with a bouquet of white, pink, red and purple flowers. Imagine that same singular tree with red, green, yellow and russeted apples in the fall. That tree is possible to obtain if you learn how to topwork. Come and learn the art and technique of adding different varieties to a tree. On Saturday, May 9th, heirloom and cider orchardist Eliza Greenman will walk you through the steps necessary to change an apple, pear, or hawthorne tree over to something you find more useful to your lifestyle. Whether you want to convert an abandoned orchard over to different varieties, or you are tight on space and want one of your trees to supply great pie apples for every month of the apple season…the learning…
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