By 1865, blight decimated nearly all the vineyards of Europe. Native American grapevine rootstock, with a thick and tough root bark, were relatively immune to damage and resistant to blight. European vines were grafted onto Native American rootstock and the European wine industry was retrieved from extinction.
The new Flat Rock Playhouse rootstock has no roots in Flat Rock. Three moves have been made in three years to rental properties in estate settlement, foreclosure or owner relocation. The last move was to Flat Rock.
The Flat Rock Playhouse must graft new and refreshing ideas onto native Rootstock to get rid of blight and retrieve itself from extinction.
— Joe Bester
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