The fall meeting of the New York Nut Growers Association will be held on Saturday October 28th. We are set to arrive at the Michael Kudish Natural History Preserve, 2515 Tower Mountain Road, Stamford, NY 12167 at 9:30 AM for an interpretive tour with Michael Kudish and Dave Turan, the MKNHP Executive Director. Karl VonBerg, a forester with the Watershed Ag Council, will point out proper thinning around nut trees to help them stay healthy and grow faster. There will be a portable potty available at the entrance to the preserve. After the tour, we will examine sites for nut tree planting next spring on a 30 acre parcel adjacent to the MKNHP. Suggested reading: http://www.mknhp.org/growing-nuts.html
If you would like to stay over on Friday night, here are three Bed and Breakfast choices. Let Jerry Henkin (contact information below) know if you'd be willing to share a room.
La Basse Cour (607) 538 - 9707
3Z Acres (607) 538 - 9338
Stamford Gables (607) 435 - 6917
If you're arriving on Saturday morning, you can have breakfast at TP's Cafe, 7 Railroad Avenue (on the corner of Main St. (Rt. 23) and Railroad Avenue, Stamford, NY, (607) 652 - 4752.
In the afternoon we will go to the Stamford United Methodist Church, 88 Main Street, Stamford, NY, for lunch and presentations. These will include using a Web Soil Survey to determine the suitability of planting nut and fruit trees; the nutritional and health value of nuts; on-going NYNGA projects; and post-harvest procedures for nuts. We'll also have a sample tasting and discussion of this season's nut crops.
Registration in $12.00. A check or money order made payable to "NYNGA" can be mailed to Jim Darling, NYNGA Treasurer, 1300 Spring St. Ext., Groton, NY 13073 - 8711. For more information or questions, contact NYNGA President, Jerry Henkin, (914) 282 - 1371, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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