Brown bag March 2: growing nut trees for food, fun, profit

Brown bag March 2: growing nut trees for food, fun, profit Thursday, February 23, 2017

Locally-grown Nebraska pecans
Locally-grown Nebraska pecans

A brown-bag presentation on nut trees for Nebraska will be held March 2 at noon on the University of Nebraska–Lincoln East Campus in 150 Keim Hall.

“There are a lot of wonderful nut trees for the Great Plains,” said Nebraska Forest Service Director Scott Josiah. “Black walnut, northern pecan, hazelnut, chestnut and many other varieties grow well here.”

The presentation will get down to a nuts and bolts approach for growing high quality edible nuts, wood and other nut tree products, and include a larger discussion about other options for edible landscapes.

Josiah said this will be a “show, tell and taste” presentation, with samples of various nut species, as well as foods made from them, for participants to sample.

This presentation is part of a brown-bag series on “all things green” sponsored by the Nebraska Statewide Arboretum, Department of Agronomy and Horticulture, University of Nebraska–Lincoln Garden Friends and Friends of Maxwell Arboretum. Join in live or online.

Event sponsors hope to bring together a community of on- and off-campus people who care about the environment. There will be time for discussion at each session and, when weather permits, time to walk through the campus landscape.

Participants are invited to bring lunch or dinner, if desired, and ideas or questions. For more information about the brown-bag series, call the Arboretum at 402-472-2971, email arboretum@unl.edu.

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