Some of us remember in our younger days when our parents or grand parents had us gather nuts from one of their nut trees. Then, usually rudimentary forms of cleaning/cracking were used. The nuts were then used for special pies, cookies and confections for the holidays and special events.
Now, one can grow and harvest higher quality nuts and use new techniques to make the process fun and rewarding. Growing nut trees can be a great family activity now and for the future.
Nut Growing Program, February 22
Nebraska Nut Growers Association & Heartland Nuts ‘N More coop are sponsoring a great opportunity to learn how to plan, grow, harvest & market your high quality nuts grown in our area.
Thursday, February 22nd, 7-9 p.m.
Lancaster Extension Education Center
444 Cherrycreek Road
There is no cost at the door and there will be door prizes that include several seedling nut tree varieties and nut seeds.
Everyone has different expectations and goals when growing nut trees. This seminar will address what it takes to accomplish your goals and expectations. You will also have an opportunity to meet with local professional growers, with operations ranging in size from several trees to large orchards.
Grafting techniques, which NeNGA can teach you, will yield higher quality nuts and shorten the time to production.
Heartland Nuts ‘N More will also present information on processing and marketing nuts.
Please join us! For more information:
Heartland Nuts ‘N More
Larry Martin, President
Nebraska Nut Growers Association (NeNGA)
John Knorr, Director