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Growing and Using Nuts in Maine

October 5 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm EDT

Often overlooked, nuts are a high energy and nutritious food source that have a long shelf life, making nut trees valuable assets on a farm or homestead.  Join Jesse Stevens (owner/operator of a tree nursery in Norway, Maine, and a passionate grower of unique fruit and nuts) for this workshop all about growing healthy & productive nut trees in this climate.

Learn about selecting species to grow, choosing planting sites, propagating nuts, and caring for nut trees.  Species we will focus on will be hazelnut and hybrids, chestnuts, hickory, and walnuts. Jesse will also bring some seed from his own trees to share with participants. We will visit mature nut trees on the MOFGA grounds, crack nuts using several different methods and discuss the best ways to process various kinds of nuts for eating. Jesse will also teach about planting young nut trees with a demo on the MOFGA grounds.

Priced on a sliding scale from $20-$55. Free for BIPOC (Black Indigenous People of Color) and participants in MOFGA’s Journeyperson program

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Questions? Please email events@mofga.org

Details

Date:
October 5
Time:
9:00 am - 12:30 pm EDT
Website:
https://www.mofga.org/event-calendar/growing-and-using-nuts-in-maine-2/

Venue

MOFGA’s Education Center
294 Crosby Brook Rd
Unity, Maine 04988
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Phone:
207 568 4142

Organizer

Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA)
Phone:
207-568-4142
Email:
bdennis@mofga.org
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