SPENCER, N.Y. — The New York Nut Growers Association (NYNGA) will hold its fall meeting on Saturday, October 5th, from 8:30am to 3:00pm at 3 different sites at Spencer and West Danby, New York. All are welcome to attend.
The morning session, held at the home of Wayne Myers, 1071 Michigan Hollow Rd, Spencer, NY, will feature presentations on growing hickory nuts; research into the NYNGA’s English walnut breeding program; a report on a young orchard of chestnut and hazelnut; and the use of biochar to sequester carbon and enhance nut and fruit tree production.
Following lunch and a brief NYNGA business meeting, attendees will visit farms of two local nut growers: Brian Caldwell, 180 Walding Lane, West Danby, NY, to learn about his mature chestnut and hazelnut orchard, organic apples, persimmons, a large Illinois Everbearing mulberry, and black walnuts; and Akiva Silver, Twisted Tree Farm and Nursery, 279 Washburn Rd, Spencer, NY , to tour his nut and fruit trees, berry bushes, and useful perennials.
Registration for the NYNGA meeting is $15.00 per person, which includes breakfast and lunch. Send a check or money order payable to NYNGA to Jim Darling, NYNGA Treasurer, 1300 Spring St. Extension, Groton, NY 13073-8711. Please indicate if you would prefer a vegan order for lunch. Please include a phone number and e-mail address. For questions, contact NYNGA President Jerry Henkin, firstname.lastname@example.org, (914) 282–1371.
–New York Nut Growers Association
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