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2014 Northeast Permaculture Convergence
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Saturday, July 5 • 9:00am - 12:00pm
Plant Propagation: The asexual gift that keeps on giving (Double Session)

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This will be a combined session with both Aaron and Jacob putting their amazing skills together for an half-day intensive on plant propagation:

Swapping and sharing plants is a great way to strengthen community connections and build resiliency. Most gardeners have experience growing plants from seeds, but fewer have experience propagating plants vegetatively. This practical, hands on workshop will take your propagation skills to the next level and make you ready to start an open source plant library in your home community! This class will offer a broad overview on many different types of propagation; crown division, root cuttings, scaling, tip layering, softwood and hardwood cuttings. Come learn how to make more grape, currant, hardy kiwi, mulberry, quince, fig, blueberry, honeyberry, raspberry, seaberry, blackberry, strawberry, chive, horseradish, mint, lemon balm, comfrey, daylily, true lily, rhubarb, asparagus, sunchoke, rosemary, lavender, oregano, thyme, and many more. We will discuss which techniques work best for different species and genera. Participants will practice some of these techniques and take home plants.

Being able to grow your own plants is essential for many permaculture projects... as well as being a joy and money saver for the other projects! In this session we will cover tricks and techniques helpful for starting perennial and tree seeds, rooting woody stem cuttings, root cuttings and divisions as well as touching on grafting, budding and other methods. 


Aaron Parker & Jacob Holzberg-Pill

Aaron: I have been gardening on my own land for 7 years as well as doing gardening professionally for the past 12 years. Recently I have opened a very small nursery, Edgewood Nursery, that focuses on unusual edible and medicinal plants. | | Jacob: Jacob Holzberg-Pill is the Sustainable Agriculture faculty at Kennebec Valley Community College. Jacob has taught holistic land stewardship for the last twelve years across the United States and... Read More →

Saturday July 5, 2014 9:00am - 12:00pm
Main Tent

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