HFS Sales/Grafting Day Preparation

  • Sat, July 27, 2024
  • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • HFS Heritage Block at Petty's Orchard, 1 Homestead Road, Templestowe

We are running a special fun and social afternoon to prepare for the following weekend’s HFS Tree Sales and Grafting Days. All are welcome, and no special skills are required. As ever, there will be lots to do - but lots of joy in doing it together:

  • Collecting, preparing and bundling scion material from the orchard for sale and grafting purposes
  • Grafting up trees for planting out, and ones to be sold
  • Behind-the-scenes essentials such as keeping track of what's been done and what's left to do, moving tree pots from and to the right places, and labelling trees legibly 
  • Helping with organising materials for our big Tree Sales and Grafting Days on the following weekend
  • Observing and learning about grafting from our experienced grafters
  • Planting out some of our new plum trees into the orchard

This will be a great opportunity to experience what makes HFS really tick, learn more about the HFS collections and how we manage them, and to enjoy a social afternoon as well. Please come along to help if you can! It’s hardly essential to come for the entire afternoon: by all means, just pop in for an hour or two – every bit of effort helps.

Please bring your grafting knife, if you have one. Afternoon tea and endless hot cuppas will be provided - but feel free to bring your own lunch. We’ll put up additional marquee(s) and wind protection, and do everything we can to make conditions comfortable for everyone (but it’d be wise to rug up anyway). We hope to see you there!


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