2013 Nut Growing Events
nut trees galore and more. Trees being auctioned
include hazelnut, hardy Persian walnut, ultra
northern pecan, hickory, heartnut, sweet chestnut,
pine nut, ginkgo, and hybrids including hicans and
buartnuts to name a few. As a change of pace, an
assortment of unusual fruits and ornamentals may
be auctioned. Tree seed also may be available for
the grower wishing an added challenge. Each year
is different. The Spring Nut Growers'
Auction is one of those rare events you won't want
Members are encouraged to bring things to auction
DATE: Sunday, May 5, 2013.
TIME: 1:00 p.m.
Attendance is free. Visitors are always welcome.
Attendance & parking are free on weekends.
Visitors are always welcome. Cash or cheque only.
LOCATION: “Hippodrome Bubble Building” at
Humber College. Parking is free on the weekends.
DIRECTIONS: From the west take 401, to 427
north to Finch St. Go east on Finch. Turn right on
Humber College Blvd. Turn right again on Arboretum
Blvd. Follow it around to the “Hippodrome Bubble
Building” at the rear beside Parking Lot #1
From the east on Hwy 401 take Hwy 27 north to
Finch. Turn left on Finch and take the first left
which is Arboretum Blvd. Follow this around the
back as above.
SUMMER ANNUAL MEETING
tour of Dolf Wynia’s chestnut plantings, An
informative get-together of the experts and
novices who exchange experiences. This is our
business meeting and our election of officers.
SATURDAY, JULY 20, 2013.
Fellowship starts at 11:00 a.m. Come early and
bring lawn chairs. All are welcome.
From Highway 3 just west of Courtland, take Hwy 59
south to Norfolk Rd 45. Turn west (right) to W.
Quarter Line. Travel south (left) to 1431 W.
Quarter Line Rd. Check MapQuest for shortcuts. The
co-ordinates for Dolf’s place are: 42 degrees 40’
30” N Longitude, 80 degrees 34’ 42” W Latitude.
noon to 1:00 pm. Lunch provided at no charge.
Please call Dolf so he can have a rough count.
1 pm Election of officers,
1:15 pm New business,
1:30 pm Q & A period and
pm Tour of Dolf’s plantings.
FEATURING: A new
hazelnut industry effort is starting in Southern
Ontario. Darby McGrath is our new contact
responsible for the hazelnut experimental
programme at Vineland Station Experiment Farm
and Innovation Centre. She will lead a tour of
the 3 year old hazelnut planting at the Station.
We will meet in Rittenhouse Hall and tour the
nut trees in the front lawn before going to the
hazelnut orchard. Come and be a part of this new
farming opportunity. This is a tour you won`t
want to miss.
September 5, 2013. (Please note that this is a
Take the QEW eastward towards Niagara to exit 57
Victoria St., Vineland. Go north on Victoria to
the 4 way stop. Continue north to the next
driveway on the left. This is the entrance way
to the Experiment Station. Follow the road to
the right to Rittenhouse hall.