Two Apple Themed Events Coming Up
A pair of events have placed the spotlight squarely on the Plateau’s beloved apple trees.
If the ongoing restrictions placed upon our lives by Covid-19 has you gazing longingly at the horizon for signs that it’s time to get back into your garden, the good people at Alarka Expeditions in Franklin have planted a bright marker that spring’s on the way.
Horticulturist Jack Johnston will be leading an Apple Tree Grafting Workshop outdoors at Cowee School Arts and Heritage Center (51 Cowee School Drive in Franklin) from 1:30 to 4:30 P.M. Saturday, February 20.
“We’ll obviously be keeping the number of participants low,” says Angela Martin, who owns Alarka Expeditions with her husband Brent. “We’ll be reminding everyone to keep six feet apart and make sure that their masks stay up, regardless of immunity level.”
Cost of the workshop is $35. To register or for more information, email [email protected] or call (828) 371-8439.
And, if apples are your passion, mark Saturday, March 27, on your calendar for Cashiers Historical Society’s Heritage Apple Day, set for 11:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M. at the Cashiers Community Center.
Not only will participants at this event glean knowledge of forefathers’ forbearance growing trees and harvesting fruit, but instruction is provided on how to DIY tree grafting. Plus, there will be tree giveaways, apple treats, children’s activities, and music.
Both events mark an apple-tunity to cherish and preserve these trees, which have played such an important part in the lives of those who’ve settled in these Apple-achian Mountains.