Kris Heeter (aka Dr. Kris Klueg) is a biologist at Indiana University. She is the President of the North American Fruit Explorers, is on the Board of Directors of the Northern Nut Growers Association (NNGA) and the Indiana Nut and Fruit Growers Association (INFGA).
She and her husband, Brian, a have a small orchard and classified forest on a 100-acre place in Solsberry, IN, near the famous Tulip Trestle (the world’s third-longest railroad viaduct). Kris has worked with INGFA to develop the first Indiana fruit and nut tree repository on their property.
Prior to moving to Solsberry, she dabbled in urban homesteading: growing backyard fruit, foraging, working with medicinal herbs, canning, and teaching basic homesteading principles at the non-profit Hinkle-Garton Farmstead in Bloomington, IN. Upon moving to Solsberry, she and her husband expanded their homesteading journey by using permaculture design principles. One of her current projects is growing a diverse set of over 80 unique edibles and medicinals in a 10' x 15' garden.
Basic Perennial Plant Propagation Techniques
Description: Using what you already have or can get access to, learn how you how to cost-effectively multiply your perennial plants. Kris will cover the propagation specifics for hardwoods, softwoods, and perennial seed. A bucket, some dirt, and pruning shears, and just a little bit of space are all you need to start. It's easier than you might think!