Austin isn’t known for its apples, but Farmshare Austin and Texas Keeper Cider would like to change that.
The nonprofit, which has a farm and an orchard east of Austin, has teamed up with the cider maker to host a grafting workshop and Earth Day party this Saturday from noon to 2 p.m. at Texas Keeper’s Taproom, 12521 Twin Creeks Road, Manchaca, TX 78652.
Tickets to the workshop cost $35, but if you only want to go to the party, a ticket costs $4. You can buy them and find out more through the Eventbrite page. Participants will learn about the history and techniques of grafting and then take home some Southern heirloom apple trees they’ve grafted in the workshop and can plant at home.
Activities outside the workshop including an heirloom plant talk, seed-saving tutorials, a seed swap and live music, and you’ll get to try cider from Texas Keeper and food from Cultivo Salsa Company & Catering.