Workshop:

T - Creating Cacti

with Martijn Baas

During this workshop, you will learn the art of grafting and design a cactus together with Martijn Baas. Grafting is a horticultural technique in which you join multiple plants and make them grow as one. During this workshop, Martijn Baas will teach you the basics of grafting and inspire you to design your own cactus.

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Martijn Baas explaining cacti - Alice Gimpel

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What you will do
During this workshop, our expert grafter Martijn, will tell inspire you to start the practice yourself. You will graft cacti from a selection he assembled. So you'll be able to make your own little creation! We recommend leaving your new baby at Mediamatic for a week for the grafting to be effective.

More about grafting
Grafting is a technique used to join two plants together. It is mostly used to get identical fruit on different fruit trees. The top part of these trees are grafted with shoots of the same mother tree and therefore produce the exact same variety of fruits. The same can be done with cacti. When cacti are grafted, the bottom cactus will influence the flowering and growth time of the top cactus. Cacti from entirely different living environments (desert, snow or jungle) can be grafted together, resulting in a cactus of its own.

Martijn Baas
'What makes grafting cacti unique, is that you have them in the broadest variety of shapes and behaviours you can think of and are still able to join them.'
With a background in Product Design, Martijn Baas has specialized in working with Mycelium, cultivating plants, Bonsai and a broad range of plant-shaping techniques. He also has a broad interest in topics like permaculture, analog electronics, game design and composing. He uses grafting as a way to play Dr. Frankenstein.


Information
Workshop: Introduction to Grafting Cacti
Date Time
Mediamatic Biotoop, Dijksgracht 6, Amsterdam

Price: Full price €30,- | Student / Artist / Stadspas €21,50 (incl. €1 administration costs)

*We give a discount to students, artists and Stadspas holders. If this applies to you, we might ask to see your kvk nr/portfolio or student card upon entry. Please direct questions to workshop@mediamatic.nl.

Attendance limited to 10 people. We maintain a minimum of 5 participants.

Please note that unless everyone speaks Dutch, this workshop will be given in English.

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Participant holding cacti - Alice Gimpel

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Participant working on cacti - Alice Gimpel

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Participants working on cacti - Alice Gimpel

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Participants discussing about cacti - Alice Gimpel

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Participants working with cacti - Alice Gimpel

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Participants working with cacti - Alice Gimpel

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Participant working with cacti - Alice Gimpel

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Participants working with cacti - Alice Gimpel

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Participants working with cacti - Alice Gimpel

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Participants discussing about cacti - Alice Gimpel

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Martijn Baas talking about cacti - Alice Gimpel

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Martijn Baas talking about cacti - Alice Gimpel

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Participants writing their names on their cacti pot - Alice Gimpel

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Cindy grafting her own cactus - Anne Lakeman

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Martijn Baas demonstrating - Alice Gimpel

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Martijn Baas explaining to participants - Alice Gimpel

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Participants listening to Martijn Baas's lecture - Alice Gimpel

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Grafting two cacti together -

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Martijn showcasing how to graft a cactus -

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Cacti combined - Alice Gimpel

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Participants picking cacti - Alice Gimpel

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Participants choosing cacti - Alice Gimpel

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Illustration of Cactacaea, 1919, Mary E Eaton -