Heritage Apple Day
The Cashiers Historical Society is sponsoring its 2017 Heritage Apple Day on Saturday, March 18 from 11:00 until 3:00 at the Cashiers Community Center across from the Cashiers Fire Department. Join them in celebrating the horticulture history of our area by learning to identify and preserve ancient apple varieties that have flourished in our mountains for years. Admission to this event is free.
The rich mountain soil of Cashiers and surrounding communities has long produced abundant apple crops, but through the years many of the aging trees are dying out or have ceased to produce fruit. This is a great opportunity to learn the process of grafting in order to preserve these trees and introduce new growth and varieties.
Cashiers residents Trevor Howard, Will Wardowski, and Ken Fisher will provide a workshop and demonstration of apple grafting techniques. Everyone is encouraged to bring a scion (young shoots or twigs from your own or another apple tree) to graft onto rootstocks which will be provided to you at no charge. Participants will then have a rootstock to take home and plant. Anyone interested in gardening, natural landscaping, and growing fruit trees will benefit from the knowledge and experience offered by this group of experts.
There will also be fun activities for kids including an apple tasting cart, coloring station where kids can color pictures of apples, activities involving Johnny Appleseed, and apple bobbing. Tasty apple treats and hot cider will also be provided for everyone’s enjoyment.
The Cashiers Historical Society’s mission is to preserve the heritage of Cashiers Valley through education, stewardship, and advocacy. This free event will help educate residents and visitors about the many varieties of heritage apples grown in our community and encourage us all to preserve this piece of our history.
For further information contact the Cashiers Historical Society at 828-743-7710 or visit their website at cashiershistoricalsociety.org.
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