2019 NUT GROWING EVENTS
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Assemblée générale annuelle du Club des Producteurs de Noix Comestibles du Québec
DATE: 14 avril 2019
LIEU: Au Jardin des Noix, 511 rang Kildare, Saint-Ambroise-de-Kildare, QC
L'HEURE: 8h30 à 17h
Pour le dîner, il y aura deux choix;
Soit notre traditionnel potluck de plats comportant obligatoirement des noix nordiques qui sera offert dans l'usine! Tous ceux qui aiment cuisiner sont invités à apporter un plat ou une boisson où les noix de noyer, de caryer, les glands de chêne, les pacanes du nord, les coudres, les châtaignes et les noisettes d'Amérique tiendront la vedette mais attention: en me communiquant votre idée au préalable par courriel à yvan.perreault@yahoo.ca pour que je puisse mieux coordonner ce splendide buffet de délices...
Soit un repas à la cabane à sucre Alcide-Parent, située juste à côté du Jardin des Noix (deux minutes en auto). Le coût pour le diner est de 22$ par personne. Si vous souhaitez vous régaler de ces plaisir printaniers, vous devez réserver une place avant mercredi le 10 avril à 12h.
Pour vous inscrire, il suffit de me contacter par courriel : inscriptioncpncq@hotmail.com. En espérant vous voir nombreux au 511 rang Kildare à St-Ambroise-de-Kildare, dans Lanaudière, ce dimanche 14 avril 2019!

SONG 2019 SPRING AUCTION MEETING
FEATURING: 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. Each year brings different items and always surprises. Members are encouraged to bring things to auction off. Please contact Ernie Grimo 905-934-6887 if you plan on bringing more than ten items.
This is a money raising event for the SONG/ECSONG treasury. It receives 30% of the proceeds.
DATE: May 5, 2019
TIME: 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. Members and visitors are always welcome. Cash or cheque only.
LOCATION: King Heritage and Cultural Centre, 2920 King Rd, King City, ON L7B 1L6 Note that this is a new location.
DIRECTIONS: Take Hwy 401 or Hwy 407 (toll road) to Highway 400 N. Exit King Rd E. Pass Jane St., King Heritage & Cultural Centre is on the left. 2920 King Rd has a cluster of buildings. SONG will meet in the old Laskay school house. https://www.google.com/maps/place/King+Heritage+and+Cultural+Centre/@43.9241212,-79.5

OAK VALLEY PIONEER PARK SPRING FIELD DAY AND AGM
FEATURING: 25 species of nut trees and shrubs. The Field Day will clean up the site for the coming year, including pruning and removal of some of the pine trees planted to shelter black walnut during their early years. Bring your own snacks/lunch.
DATE: May 11, 2019
TIME: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.; AGM at noon. SONG members and visitors are always welcome.
LOCATION: Oak Valley Pioneer Park. See the location and directions map at http://johnsankey.ca/ovpp/index.html

NORTHERN NUT GROWERS MEETING
DATE: July 28-31, 2019
Plan your summer vacation around the annual meeting of the NNGA. This year it will be held at the Graduate Hotel in Iowa City, Iowa. There will be 3 days of meetings and tours. As a bonus, the North American Fruit Explorers (NAFEX) group will share the days of the meeting. This is a meeting you would not want to miss when novices, experts and researchers detail their findings. There are discounts for members registering early. Check the website: https://nutgrowing.org/

SONG 2018 FALL MEETING
ATTENDANCE is free. All are welcome. A barbeque lunch will be provided.
DATE: September 14, 2019
TIME: 12 noon to 4 pm
PLACE: The meeting is at the farm of Earl Hughson & Roselyn Meissner. They have a beautiful location with a young hazelnut orchard at Nutcracker Ridge Farm, 10079 Regional Rd 1, Uxbridge ON L9P 1R2.
AGENDA: Lunch will be followed by grower reports, a follow up of the Grimo Hazelnut Breeding Project, an introduction to Nutcracker Ridge Farm and a farm tour. Other local historical and educational sites may be added attractions. We welcome members to host or suggest locations for our fall meetings. Check the website for up to date information.

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