“Growing Nuts on the Homestead” Workshop on Sept. 28

“Growing Nuts on the Homestead” Workshop on Sept. 28

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“Growing Nuts on the Homestead” Workshop on Sept. 28

Osker Brown is not an idealist. When he started working with acorns, hybrid hazelnuts, hickories, and chestnuts from a food perspective, he began to learn the implications of the WNC food landscape, both historically and in the present.

“When I first started forest farming I envisioned 20 new hazelnut varieties in 20 years, and everyone in the region eating local nuts as a norm,” said Osker Brown. “Now, I think if we have at least a million hazelnut bushes in local forests by the time I die, and have somewhat of a relationship with those plants, then that’s good.”…..

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