On Saturday, October 24th, from 9 AM to 3 PM, the New York Nut Growers Association, in cooperation with the New York Botanical Garden, will present a program on
· How to plant and care for nut trees
· Using nuts as a nutritional raw food, as an ingredient in delicious recipes, and as a medicinal
· Foraging and processing nuts from the wild
· The history, present research, and future of the American chestnut
· Preparing black walnuts and butternuts for spring planting
The program will take place in the LuEsther T. Mertz Library, 6th floor, Museum Building, on the grounds of the New York Botanical Garden, 2900 Southern Boulevard, Bronx, NY 10458. There will be presentations in the morning; in the afternoon, we will tour the NYBG Herbarium and stratify nuts for the spring. All participants will receive breakfast and a snack, samples of a various nuts to taste and take home, a back issue of the Northern Nut Growers Association Annual Report, and a packet of printed information.
Space is limited, so register in advance; the fee is $20.00 per person. Send a check or money order made out to “NYNGA” to Rick Monheim, NYNGA Treas., 1023 County Road 6, Phelps, NY 14532 – 9548. Please include your phone number and e-mail address.
For more information about the program, local lodging, or directions, see www.nynga.org, or call Jerry Henkin, (914) 423 – 7458.