5/10 — OPEN HOUSE at MacDaniels Nut Grove
Spring Open House at
MacDaniels Nut Grove
May 10, 2014, 1pm – 5pm
Come visit the 90+ year old grove planted by Professor Lawrence MacDaniels which features selected hickory and walnut varieties and a full demonstration of forest farming practices including mushroom cultivation, medicinal plants, an ornamental nursery, fruit production (paw paw and elderberry), and water management techniques including swales and hugelkulture piles.
Tours by professor Ken Mudge, who re-discovered the nut grove in 2002, will be offered at 1pm, 2:30pm, and 4pm. Try hands-on inoculation of mushroom logs and see grafting demonstrations. Taste nuts and enjoy an afternoon in the woods, which is adjacent to the East Hill Recreation Trail for longer hikes. Good fun for the whole family.
See this page for more information on the Nut Grove and directions: http://blogs.cornell.edu/mushrooms/nutgrove/
NOTE: The nut grove is located on steep terrain and requires a decent walk from parking to the forest. Those with limited mobility may have a hard time accessing the entrance and navigating the site. Please contact Steve at sfg53 with questions regarding accessibility.