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The Open Orchard School Digital Workshops

Sam Van Aken and NYC Parks GreenThumb
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Artist Sam Van Aken’s Open Orchard project will bring forgotten fruit varietals to life on Governors Island using the technique of fruit tree grafting and hybridization. Beginning in 2020, NYC Parks GreenThumb in collaboration with the Trust for Governors Island presented virtual workshops with Van Aken on grafting, fruit tree care, and fruit harvesting and preservation. Now, you can watch recordings of these workshops online. See the recordings below and on YouTube, and see GreenThumb’s website for their calendar of upcoming workshops.

Fruit Tree Pests & Diseases



Fruit Tree Grafting Techniques



Fruit Tree Grafting



Bud Grafting and Summer Tree Care



Fruit Harvesting, Recipes, and Preservation Techniques



Planting a Fruit Tree


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