Creating Edible Urban Worlds: Techniques and Politics of Guerrilla Grafting
In conjunction with the recent planting of the Tree of 40 Fruit planted by Sam Van Aken, this online workshop will introduce participants to the basics of fruit tree grafting, with attention to urban street trees. Margaretha Haughwout of the Guerrilla Grafters will demonstrate basic grafting techniques, discuss strategies for grafting on city streets, and talk about the stakes involved for tactical urban commons. She will outline the dynamics of public and private space in urban contexts, and how this guerrilla practice situates in larger interventionist, ecological, and social art contexts.
Date: This one-time online workshop meets on Sunday, March 7 from 1-2:30pm ET via Zoom.
Price: Free to attend ($10 suggested donation), $50 to attend with beginner grafting kit (includes grafting kit, scionwood, grafting manual, assembly, & shipping)
Audience: Open to all.
Materials: Participants who elect to will be mailed a supplies kit. Must register by Monday, February 22 to receive a supplies kit.
The Guerrilla Grafters graft fruit bearing branches onto non-fruit bearing, ornamental fruit trees. Over time, delicious, nutritious fruit is made available to urban residents through these grafts. They aim to prove that a culture of care can be cultivated from the ground up. They aim to turn city streets into food forests, and unravel capitalist civilization one branch at a time. Learn more about upcoming grafting workshops at graftersxchange.org.
Please note, this online workshop will begin promptly at the listed start time. In order to ensure the quality of instruction for all participants, late entry will not be permitted. For questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org