Singing Tree Workshops
The Singing Tree Homestead, 588 Turner Rd., Oxford, NY 13830 has come out with its schedule of Spring workshops, starting April 7, and continuing through May 19. Among the workshops offered are fruit tree grafting, organic gardening, nut tree grafting, introduction to homesteading, and medicinal herbs. For a list of workshops with descriptions and registration information, please write to the Singing Tree Homestead and include a stamped, self-addressed envelope.
The New York Nut Growers Association and the Pennsylvania Nut Growers Association will hold a joint spring meeting at Delaware Valley University, 700 E. Butler Avenue, Doylestown, PA 18901, on Saturday, April 21, 2018, from 9:00 to 3:00. Anyone zealous about growing nut trees is welcome to come. There will be presentations in the morning session on the commercialization of Eastern hazelnuts, the Gleaning Project of South Central Pennsylvania, the Hundred Fruit Farm Permaculture CSA, the Downingtown nut tree plantings of John W. Hershey, urban orchards and food forests, farm succession, and government resources to help farmers with legal issues. We will have demonstrations of grafting in the greenhouse in the afternoon. The registration cost is $12.00 per person and includes breakfast, mid-morning snacks, printed handouts on nut growing, two red oak seedlings, black walnut and butternut seednuts for planting, a sampling of nuts grown in this area, and scionwood. Participants are encouraged to bring nuts and scionwood to share. An all-you-can eat lunch will be available in the cafeteria for $9.00 (including tax), payable in cash or credit card as you enter.
A block of rooms, with two double beds, has been reserved at the Hampton Inn, in near-by Warrington, PA, at the Delaware Valley University corporate rate of $139.00 (plus tax) for Friday, April 20. Call (215) 343-8400 to reserve your room, as soon as possible, and mention you are with the NY/PA Nut Growers Association to get the corporate rate.
For questions, or for possible room sharing and car-pooling, contact Jerry Henkin, NYNGA President, firstname.lastname@example.org, (914) 282-1371.
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Please mail this registration form along with a check or money order to Jim Darling, NYNGA Treasurer, 1300 Spring St. Ext., Groton, NY 13073.
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