Save the dates - Events in 2024 - tours, festivals, seminars, workshops etc. Free or Pay events

"Geneva NY tour September 14th

How many apple varieties exist? Why do we need so many? Come visit the USDA Apple, Grape, and Tart Cherry collections at Cornell AgriTech to find out!

The USDA Plant Genetic Resources Unit maintains thousands of unique trees and vines for conservation and research. On Saturday, September 14, 2024 we will host our annual tour at the McCarthy Farm, 2865 County Road 6 (Preemption Road), Geneva, NY, 14456 (across from St. Mary’s Cemetery).

Learn about the value of crop diversity and enjoy a walking tour of the collections from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Please arrive on time. No reservation needed.

Contact Ben Gutierrez at or 315.787.2439 for more information."

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If you have never been to this prepare to be wowed! I booked a hotel in advance about 10 years ago and found it very much worth going to

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" A Fruit Tree Grafting Workshop, Saturday, April 6th 2024

$ 75

Date & Time: Saturday, April 6th 2024 10am-12:30pm

Fee: $75

Workshop Location: Cricket Hill Garden 670 Walnut Hill Rd. Thomaston, CT 06787

Workshop description: This in-person lecture and workshop will seek to educate participants on the science and art of grafting. We will begin with a powerpoint talk and Q&A that will cover the history and varied applications of this important plant propagation technique. Participants will then put their newfound knowledge to practical application, grafting two heirloom pear trees which they can then take plant in their own home orchard.

  • In-person workshop participants are strongly encouraged to bring their own pair of garden clippers as well as sharp knife for grafting.

Email with any questions"

My favorite part was walking the orchards and seeing the hazelnuts.

Hopefully everyone who wanted to got to see corvallis this year