Events & Workshops
Learn to Graft, Prune & Collect Scion
February 24 & 25, 2017 @ Placerville & Redvale
For the 3rd consecutive year the Colorado State University Extension Office in San Miguel and West Montrose Counties is excited to offer APPLE TREE GRAFTING AND PRUNING WORKSHOPS! The instructors are possibly the most knowledgeable and passionate fruit enthusiasts in our region, Jude and Addie Schuenemeyer. They are co-founders of the Montezuma Orchard Restoration Project (MORP). MORP works to preserve Montezuma Valley’s fruit-growing heritage, and restore an orchard culture and economy to the region. For more information or to register call our office at 970-327-4393 or email firstname.lastname@example.org, visit http://sanmiguel.colostate.edu/
Grafting classes will be held on Friday, February 24 from 6-9pm at the Placerville Schoolhouse and on Saturday, February 25 from 3:30 – 6:30 pm at the Redvale Community Center. The Pruning workshop will be held at a local orchard(s) on Saturday, February 25 from 9am to 2pm.
Fall Chili Dinner Apple Core Project Fundraiser
September 23, 2016 from 5-7:30pm @ The Livery, Norwood
Our first annual fall fundraiser for the Apple Core Project will be held at the Livery in Norwood, CO. Enjoy an evening of poetry, music, apple tasting along with local grass-fed beef & Anazazi bean chili, local Blue Grouse bread, heirloom apple dessert and local Snow Capped Hard Cider! Suggested donation is $6 for kids and $12-15 for adults. Contact Jen Neslon for more information at or call 970.779.8923
Heritage Harvest Festival
October 8, 2016 in the Naturita park starting @ 11am
Join the Apple Core Project and the Rimrocker Historical Society to celebrate the West End history and local heirloom fruit at Naturita Town Park and Community Center beginning with a parade at 11:00 a.m. Activities include: parade (History Rocks Theme), rubber duck race, horseshoes, photo booth, pie baking contest, apple tasting and id'ing, fresh pressed cider demonstration, food vendors and more! Contact Jen Neslon for more information at or call 970.779.8923
2016 Pruning & Grafting Class
February 26, 27, 28, 2016
This Winter's Pruning & Grafting Class (organized by CSU Extension Office) with Jude & Addy Schuenemeyer from Montezuma County's Orchard Resortation Project (MORP) will help you learn to graft and prune for local fruit tree varieties. Grafting will be held at Nucla Fire Station on February 26th from 6-9pm or Placerville School House on February 27th from 6-9pm. Pruning will be on Saturday, February 28, 2016 from 9am-2pm at local orchards. Please sign up online here or contact the CSU Extension Office by emailing Mary Watson.
Nucla Power Plant Luncheon
Apples: Restoration of Heirlooms & Your Health
December 16 @ Noon
The Apple Core Project will be sharing informaion about local heirloom apples; topics of conversation might be grafting and propagation of local varieties and the connection of apples to our health.
Montezuma Orchard Restoration Project Social
October 10, 2015 from 10am-2pm @ The Cortez Middle School Garden & Orchard
Let's get together as a community to share knowledge of orchards, old trees, stories, histories; to listen to music, drink cider, and identify apples; and to think about the future of our area's fruit cultivation.
West End Heritage Fruit Festival
1st Annual Event: October 24, 2015
Enter your best pie in the Rimrockers Historical Society Pie Baking contest in Nucla! Learn about heirloom apples and more! Call 970-865-2100 for more information.
4th Annual Colorado Hard Cider Festival!
October 24 @ 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Come on out to the 4th Annual Colorado Hard Cider Festival at Delicious Orchards on October 24 from 12pm-7pm. There will be kids activities including, apple pressing, face painting, gourd painting, pumpkin carving, swings and more, as well as live music! Check out the Solar Brothers from 11-1, Gregg Daigle Band from 1:30-3:30 and Coral Creek from 4-7, and sample ciders from these fine craft cider makers all hailing from the Rocky Mountain Region: Big B’sC, Squared Ciders, Colorado Cider Company, Snow Capped Cider, Stem Cidery, Wild Cider