Here’s email from Lee Reich, who grew up in Yonkers and Scarsdale, about a workshop in his New Paltz garden. I’ve been to a few of these (how to set up a drip irrigation system, edible fruits and nuts etc.) and he’s quite good, really knows his stuff. Nice garden, too — it’s in the Open Days Program. Here’s Lee:
“Gardening Workshop with Lee Reich: GRAFTING FRUIT TREES
“The poem “Trees,” by Joyce Kilmer, ends with the lines: “Trees” with the lines: “Poems are made by fools like me, But only God can make a tree.” Not so! You also can make trees — by grafting.
“Learn how to make your own fruit tree. After covering the how, why, and when of grafting, I’ll demonstrate two types of easy and useful grafts: Topworking, which is a way to change the variety of, or add varieties to, an established tree; and whip-grafting, which is a way to make your own fruit tree from the start. Then it’s your turn . . . Each participant will have a chance to whip graft a pear tree to take home that day.
DATE and TIME: May 2nd, 9-11:30 am
LOCATION: 387 Springtown Rd., New Paltz, NY 12561
COST: $60 (which includes materials and a pear tree to take home)
Pre-registration is a must because the number of participants in this workshop is limited. Register by mailing a check for $60 to: Lee Reich, 387 Springtown Rd., New Paltz, NY 12561. Please include your email and telephone number in case you need to be contacted for any changes.
For more information, email or call 845-255-0417.
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Lee Reich, PhD
Books by Lee Reich:
A Northeast Gardener’s Year
The Pruning Book
Uncommon Fruits for Every Garden
Landscaping with Fruit