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Willow Tunnel Weaving

Free

with Tracy Weber

Calendar Next available session starts Feb 23, 2023 at 1 pm

Have you ever admired the willow tunnel at the Arboretum and wondered if you could make your own? Join us for a willow weaving party on Thursday, February 23rd at 1:00. We will be weaving last year's growth back into the tunnel. This is a great opportunity to learn the methods of creating and maintaining a willow tunnel while helping the Arboretum maintain this beautiful attraction.

Bring pruners and stepladders if you have them, a limited number will be available to borrow. Dress for outdoor weather. Group meets outdoors in the Food and Forest Collection (located behind the barn).

Table Tour

$30
Calendar Next available session starts Mar 5, 2023 at 11 am
9 additional sessions through Mar 5, 2023

Join us for a hearty meal as you travel our trails in a winter landscape. Enjoy good food and good company while supporting the Arboretum in one of our largest fundraising events of the year. An excellent opportunity to dig out your snowshoes and skis if weather permits.

There will be gluten free and vegan options available for every course.

Menu:

  • Soups
    • Beef Stew
    • Vegetable Stew
  • Appetizer
    • Sweet Potato Salad
  • Hot Drink
    • Hot Cocoa
    • Tea
    • Coffee
  • Main Course
    • Shepards Pie
    • Lentile Pie
  • Dessert
    • S'mores bar

Food is provided by White Flour Catering. 

Fruit Tree Grafting

$80

with Jen Ries

Calendar Next session starts Apr 1, 2023 at 10 am

Viles Arboretum is partnering with Fedco Trees for a Fruit Tree Grafting workshop in Augusta on Saturday, April 1st from 10 am – 2 pm.

Learn to propagate and reproduce favorite apple varieties with instructor Jennifer Ries of Fedco Trees. She will explain how & why to graft and demonstrate the techniques for Whip & Tongue grafting. This is a hands-on class — participants will graft stock to take home and care of seedlings will be discussed.

You will need to purchase a grafting knife in advance of this event!

This is the one you will need:

Right-handed:https://fedcoseeds.com/ogs/folding-grafting-knife-right-handed-8989

Left-handed:https://fedcoseeds.com/ogs/folding-grafting-knife-left-handed-8990

Additionally, please bring a lunch and clothes that can get a bit dirty. Course will run from 10am-2pm.

Cost: $80 which includes 5 fruit trees to take home. This is a great deal!

Class size limited to 10 people to ensure one-on-one coaching with the grafting knife. Sign up early to reserve your spot.

Fee includes instruction and all supplies including rootstock, scionwood and handouts.

Full Course
Plant Sale
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Plant Sale

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Calendar Next session starts May 20, 2023 at 9 am

Join us for our annual plant sale!

We will have a variety of vendors selling a huge selection of perennials, annuals, vegetable seedlings, fruit trees, flowering shrubs and much more! Get a head start on your gardens this year while supporting the Arboretum and local gardeners. 

Community Garden
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Community Garden

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Calendar Next session starts May 27, 2023 at 5 am

coming 2024

Find a new sense of community within the garden this year!

The Viles Arboretum Community Agriculture Program aims to provide an affordable space for individuals who would not otherwise have access to space of their own for a garden. We strive to create a safe and friendly community environment where all participants feel welcome.





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