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Fruit Tree Grafting Workshop

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
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March 28 - Perry, IA, 6:30 to 8:30pm, Forest Park Museum, 14581 K Ave. To register contact Pete Malmberg at 515-465-3577 or pete.malmberg@dallascountyiowa.gov

Each participant gets two apple rootstock (EMLA7 free standing semi-dwarf) which they self-graft and take home with them.  If they want to bring in some of their own scion wood that is fine as well.  Ideally it should be harvested before third week of March.  It should be new growth from previous year and be somewhere close to pencil thickness in diameter.  For more detail see: http://msue.anr.msu.edu/news/selecting_and_storing_scion_wood_for_grafting

Fee structure is $35 per person or $60  for couple ($30 for any two or more registering together and includes 2 rootstock for each person).  Additional rootstock will be available for a cost of $5 each. 

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Iowa Farm to School and Early Care Conference (Waukee)

Thursday, June 18, 2020 - 3:00pm to Friday, June 19, 2020 - 5:00pm
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Join teachers, early care professionals, food service staff, farmers, school garden coordinators and other stakeholders from across Iowa as we share ideas, resources and successes to grow this movement in Iowa. The two-day conference will offer attendees engaging sessions on topics ranging from school garden integration, and classroom cooking, to local school food purchasing programs, and farm to early care engagement. Field trips and deep dives into school garden education and local food production will be offered, along with ample opportunity to connect with fellow farm to school and early care enthusiasts.

https://www.extension.iastate.edu/ffed/iowa-farm-to-school-conference/

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