What was Honest Graft?
Honest Graft was a small, privately funded community interest company, established and run by enthusiasts in Newcastle upon Tyne who work with a wide range of local groups, community orchards and individuals, teaching people the age old technique of clonal reproduction known as grafting, and in so doing introduce to them the many thousands of varieties of top-fruit; apples, pears, plums, gages, quince etc which grow in the UK.
We accessed these varieties through the National Fruit Collection based in Brogdale, Kent. This collection of varieties has been established and passed down through generations, and in some cases over centuries, but it is not just a curiosity. It is a legacy of inestimable value bequeathed to us, and it is incumbent upon us to nurture this inheritance and ensure it is available for the benefit of our children and grandchildren and the countless generations beyond them.