NYNGA Spring Meeting, April 6, 2013, at the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station in Hamden, CT.
The Torrey Botanical Society and the New York Nut Growers Association are co-hosting a meeting at the Lockwood Farm, 890 Evergreen Ave., Hamden, CT, on Saturday, April 6, from 9:30 to 3:00. Lockwood is one of the experimental farms of the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station (CAES). Topics will include Starting a Nut Tree Planting as Part of a Tree Farm; Remembering the Nut Museum of Old Lyme, CT; Introduction to the Torrey Botanical Society; Biogeography and Evolution of the Pecan Genus (Carya, Juglandaceae) in North America; the New York Nut Growers Association’s CSA Black Walnut Distribution Program; and Tree Crops and Pastures in Organic Farming. There will be guided tours of the experimental plots of food-bearing and landscape trees on the farm’s 74 acres.
For directions to Lockwood Farm in Hamden, CT, see http://www.ct.gov/caes/cwp/view.asp?a=2812&q=376380 Though a GPS device will bring you to the official address of the Lockwood Farm, 850 Evergreen Avenue, Hamden, CT, the entrance is around the corner, on Kenwood Avenue.
The Days Inn at Hamden, CT, is offering the CAES corporate rate for accommodations on Friday, April 5. They're located at 3400 Whitney Avenue, Hamden, CT, (203) 288 - 2505.
Because we need to determine the number of participants in advance, registration is required. There is no fee for the meeting. You may bring your own lunch, or eat at one of the restaurants on Whitney Avenue. A catered lunch will be available for those who pre-order with their registration. If you are ordering the lunch, please make your check for $11.50 payable to NYNGA
To get more information or to register, contact:
Jerry Henkin, Program Coordinator
501 Riverdale Avenue (4J)
Yonkers, NY 10705
(914) 282 – 1371.
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