Monday, October 7, 2013

Work Parties at MacDaniels Nut Grove


during Fall Semester WORK PARTIES at Cornell's MacDaniels Nut Grove

Oct 10, Oct 17, Nov 7

4:30pm - 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.

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Work Parties will engage participants in a range of infrastructure and site improvements. We will gather and work from 4:30 - 7pm on a variety of projects including trail work, planting, mulching, mushroom inoculation, and more. In addition to conducting agroforestry research at Cornell,Steve and Ken are co-authoring a book on the subject, see

The event is FREE and open to the public, we ask that you come and be prepared to work in the fall weather, please wear close-toed shoes and bring water to drink.

Questions can be directed to Steve,

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