Grafters X Change is a bioregional eco-art event where fruit tree enthusiasts throughout Central New York converge to share scionwood and seeds, skills, fruit foods, and art projects in a collaborative and interdisciplinary setting. We are committed to ecological justice and honor ancestral legacies of multispecies collaboration and care.
Grafters X Change had an apocalypse-responsive format in spring of 2022, offering online streaming content, scion exchanges on two consecutive Saturdays, an exchange of scions and seeds by mail, a publication, and other hybrid events.
It was amazing! I learned so many new things and am so incredibly grateful for the connections across rural, urban and post-industrial landscapes, and I miss everyone immensely.
Many thanks to ongoing GXC inspirations and collaborations with Oliver Kellhammer, Marisa Prefer, Greg Owens, in deep gratitude for the work and friendship of Ariel Cooper, Anthony Paul Farley, Diana Gildea, Cheryl Meeker, Jason W. Moore, Margaret Rhee, e.e Vera, and all presenters.
Online media content for GXC generated with assistance from Colgate students Cassi Bielmeier, Emma Kaminski, Leila Ribeiro, Jen Trujillo, and Michael Watson.
This project was greatly aided by the dedication of Colgate staff members Lesley Chapman, Kevin Donlin, Julie Dudrick, Angela Kowalski, Lois Wilcox, and Mark Williams.
Grafters X Change is generously supported by the Colgate Arts Council and the Upstate Institute, as well as by the Sylvia Ellins Fund for the Teaching and Learning of Diversity, the Departments of Art & Art History and Geography, the Environmental Studies and Educational Studies Programs, Core Challenges of Modernity, and the Divisions of Arts and Humanities, University Studies, and Natural Sciences and Mathematics at Colgate. GXC partners include the Southern Madison Heritage Trust and the Village of Hamilton Tree Commission, with special thanks to the Upstate Institute for the funding of this publication. GXC partners include the Southern Madison Heritage Trust and the Village of Hamilton Tree Commission.
There are still print publications available. Pls email me if you’d like one sent to you.