The combination of a young shoot or bud of a plant that is inserted into or joined to the stem, branch, or root of another plant to grow together as one single plant.
Grafting in the Forest Garden:
When farmers begin in the Forest Garden Program, they immediately begin to plan what they want to grow on their land. One of the most critical components is to diversify what is being grown in order to be able to generate income throughout the year. While vegetables will begin to provide harvests after a few months, fruit trees usually take between 7-10 years to start producing fruit. By grafting fruit trees, farmers can accelerate this production to begin at around 2-4 years.