LEARN ABOUT AGROFORESTRY & FOREST FARMING... during summer WORK PARTIES at Cornell's MacDaniels Nut Grove
Thursday, August 22
3pm - 7pm
The MacDaniels Nut Grove is a forest farming and agroforestry research and education center located in the Cornell Plantations Upper Cascadilla Natural Area. The 5-acre site, just east of Cornell Orchards, was originally planted in the 1930s by pioneering horticulturist Dr. L.H.
MacDaniels (1888-1986). Neglected for decades, researchers and students began renovating the site and establishing new research projects since 2002. The site currently boasts demonstrations of a wide range of crops that can be grown in the forest, including mushrooms, wild leeks, ginseng, ornamental plants, nuts, and fruits like Paw Paw. Read more at:
Work Parties will engage participants in a range of infrastructure and site improvements. We will gather and work from 3 - 6pm and then an educational tour of the site will be given by extension aide Steve Gabriel. In addition to conducting agroforestry research at Cornell, Steve and Ken are co-authoring a book on the subject, see www.FarmingTheWoods.com.
The event is FREE and open to the public, we ask that you come and be prepared to work in the warm summer weather, please wear close-toed shoes and bring water to drink. Swimsuits optional - there is a small place to take a dip near the nut grove.
Questions can be directed to Steve, firstname.lastname@example.org