09.16.18 // What's Nuts? Tree ID and Foraging with Tom Celona // 5:30-7:30pm
The Acornucopia Project is gearing up for the Fall foraging season trying to get as many nuts as possible by educating people on how to ID nut trees, understanding which ones can be profitably forage, and how to care for the nuts post-harvest. In this class, Tom Celona, of the Nutty Buddy Collective, will illustrate the diversity of the native nut trees we have in WNC, their many uses, value, simple tools needed, efficient harvesting techniques, and what to do with them afterward. After the class, weather and nuts permitting, Tom will lead a foraging foray and we will gather nuts from trees in town. He will buy them from you on the spot, meaning that you could walk away from this class with money in hand and a voucher for more product! Imagine getting paid to take a class?
$10-20 per person, sliding scale. Includes $10 voucher for Acornucopia Project products.
Tom Celona is a community fruit and nut enthusiast who has been involved in growing food in public spaces for 8 years. He is one of the founding members of the Nutty Buddy Collective, a Nut and Fruit growing orchard business that works with landowners, creating long term agreements to produce local perennial food. The Nutty Buddy Collective is now growing a local Nutery, where local harvesters can sell or trade their nuts to be processed.
**This Fall the Acornucopia Project is buying Acorns, Hickories, walnuts, chestnuts, and hazels so come out and learn which ones can give you the most return bringing nutritious local food back to our community. Let's start rebuilding a world that is completely nuts.