Tracking Down Old Apples


Learn the art of finding heirloom apple trees

From 11.00 am until 2.00 pm

The art of tracking down significant heirloom apples all begins with learning how to know what you are looking for. This hands-on workshop will help participants learn the skills needed to discern what trees are likely to be historical cultivars sitting in an old orchard or farmscape and which are seedling trees planted by the deer. Learn why this matters and visit old trees to examine graft lines, document a tree's context, and all the other factors that lead to the conclusion that a tree is a heirloom cultivar. The workshop will be led by Todd Little-Siebold, Maine Heritage Orchard. He works closely with John Bunker to track down, identify, and preserve local heirloom varieties.

Space is limited to 15 attendees. Please use the form below to register. Any questions or requests to be placed on the waitlist, if all spots are filled, can be addressed to Chris Ross at 367-5926 or

The rain date is Sunday, May 8, 11am to 2pm.