ITHACA, N.Y. — Stay up to date with nut growing in New York and meet experienced growers! The New York Nut Growers Association will hold its fall meeting in Ithaca, NY, on Saturday, October 9, from 9 AM to 3 PM.
Breakfast, lunch, and informational notes are included in the $20.00 registration fee. Reserve you spot today by clicking here.
The main program will take place in the morning at the 4H Acres (run by the Cornell Cooperative Extension Service), 418 Lower Creek Road, Ithaca, NY, 14850. Breakfast starts at 9:00 am, and the program begins at 9:30. The morning talks will include air layering of nut trees, nut trees on a diverse farm, information on nut processing and stratification, planting nut trees in parks and educational sites, and a report on cold-hardy English walnuts from the English Walnut Project Committee.
In the afternoon, we will visit two locations in nearby Trumansburg:
- NYNGA’s John Gordon Demonstration Nut Grove, a diverse collection of mature, bearing trees of the nut species you can grow in New York State, such as English Walnut, Black Walnut, Butternut, Heartnut, Hazels, Ultra-Northern Pecans, and Shellbark Hickory
- Edible Acres, a permaculture nursery and forest farm research space focused on hardy perennial plants and low and no tech solutions
The New York Nut Growers Association is an all volunteer, non-profit organization that promotes nut tree growing in New York State. It’s not necessary to be a member of the New York Nut Growers Association (NYNGA) to attend this meeting. A light breakfast and lunch are included in the $20.00 cost of meeting registration. Pre-registration is required to facilitate meal planning. Pants, socks and comfortable walking shoes or boots are suggested for the afternoon orchard tours. NYS Department of Health requirements will be followed.
Please bring samples of nuts from your trees and other items for sharing, for sale, and for stratifying.
For questions, contact Jerry Henkin, NYNGA President, email@example.com, (914) 282-1371.
For more information about the New York Nut Growers Association, please click here.
–New York Nut Growers Association
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