Nuts for Water Quality Field Day & Potluck
Saturday, September 22, 2018
11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Starting Location: Denver Community Room (110 Washington St. Denver, Iowa)
Afternoon tour continues at Bremer County farms
Landowners and conservationists are invited to the Nuts for Water Quality Field Day and Potluck to learn about how we can eat our way to improved water quality. Agroforestry crops, such as hazelnuts and chestnuts, clean our water as they grow our economy! This is a great opportunity to learn how to grow chestnut trees as a specialty crop.
After lunch and indoor presentations, the group will tour two chestnut farms:
Chestnut Hill Family Farms
(located at 2038 260th St. Denver, Iowa)
Visit 400 newly planted chestnuts. Owners Rene and Nikki Valverde did the research and planned out a beautiful agroforestry planting of chestnuts that they hope to start harvesting in as little as four years.
R & R Tree Farms
(located at 2463 Hilton Ave. Waverly, Iowa)
Explore a grove featuring several hundred three-year-old chestnuts poking out of tree tubes, as well as several hundred hazelnuts. Owners Ron and Rosemary Jacks established their own “little slice of heaven” with a diverse species of nut and berry plants.
The field day is free, but guests are asked to bring a dish, salad, or dessert to share. Drinks are provided.
Prior to the potluck, the Iowa Nut Growers Association will also be having their fall meeting starting at 10 a.m., The public is invited to attend the entire day.
Please register below.