May 17th Planting Day Celebration

Upper Valley Apple Corps Presents:UVAC 2014 Festival Flier (5)

A Planting Day Celebration

(For Nuts, Nut Trees and Everyone Who Loves Them)

May 17th, 10:00 – 1:00

At the Hartford Historical Society

1461 Maple Street, Hartford, VT  05001

Learn how to plant a nut tree, forage for wild edibles and receive your free apple seedling all the way from Kazakhstan as Karen Ganey, Brian Stroffolino and Mark Kutolowski present three resilience-building workshops. Local lunch provided.

The background information: In 2013, the Upper Valley Apple Corps began planting and caring for free-for-the-picking fruit trees throughout the Upper Valley. This year, the Corps is expanding its repertoire to include nut trees as well. For this purpose, three varieties that are cold hardy, disease-resistant, tolerant to a diversity of soils types and that can produce nuts for eating in 3-5 years have been selected. To

learn more about planting nut trees in our region or how you can support these efforts by adopting, sponsoring or providing a site for a free-for-the-picking fruit or nut tree in your neighborhood, join us at the Hartford Historical Society at 10:00 on May 17th. After all, missing an event like this would be completely nuts.

The fine print: Upper Valley Apple Corps is grateful to the New England Grassroots Environment Fund, King Arthur Flour, The Hotel Coolidge, The Center for Transformational Practice and Vital Communities for their generous partnership and support.


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