Learn to prune grapevines and make rope

Announcement from Jewel of the Blue Ridge Vineyard:

Come join us to learn how to prune grapevines – cane & spur pruning.

Mountain Grape School
April 5, 2018 – Pruning (Thursday 10AM to 2 PM) – $45 including catered lunch
Learn how to properly prune muscadines (spur pruning) and regular grapes (cane pruning). Hands on pruning in our teaching vineyard


There are skills you need to have when a terrible storm knocks out the power for several days or weeks in the mountains. There are basic farm skills you need to get by on a frugal budget in the mountains. Come join us to learn some of these basic mountain living skills.

Mountain Living Skills
April 21 – Rope Making – Saturday 10AM – 12 Noon – $35
Rope making and proper storage is a lost skill that used to be very important in the mountains. You can use new and used bailing twine and even plastic bags to make a serviceable rope. Serviceable lengths of hand made rope is a good barter item. Learn how to make a rope making machine out of scrap wood and coat hangers.

Call Chuck at 828-606-3130 for more information or e-mail Chuck@JeweloftheBlueRidge.com for directions. Or go to our website www.JeweloftheBlueRidge.com to register and pay in advance. Each class/workshop is $35-45. You will receive directions after you register for the class/workshop. If you pay by check please make checks out to Chuck Blethen, NOT Jewel of the Blue Ridge Vineyard.

We reserve the right to change schedule dates/places depending upon the weather.

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