Thursday, October 3, 2013

Open House at MacDaniels Nut Grove, 10/6/13


Sunday, October 6, 2013 at 1:00pm to 4:30pm

Mushrooms, fruit, ginseng and other medicinal plants can all be farmed in the forest. Explore cornell's crops under the canopy, taste nuts and paw paws, and take home your own log inoculated with shiitake mushrooms!

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.

MacDaniels Nut Grove is located near Cornell Orchards, behind the Library Annex. From Rt. 366, turn at the traffic light onto Palm Road, then take your first right onto Book Road to the Mann Library Annex parking lot.

See a Map and read more at:
The event is FREE and open to the public.
Questions can be directed to Steve,

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