New England Acorn Cooperative

A Gathering Place for the Acorn Community

Month: October 2016

Come see Seed: The Untold Story

We missed the needed number to bring this to Hingham December 5th :-(… YET, here’s another chance to see it Thursday February 9th at 7:30pm  in Hanover, MA –  if you help Norwell Farms efforts to book it  by visiting  http://bit.ly/2dArEks  (link to Gathr Films)  & reserve a seat today!

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SEED: The Untold Story is a feature-length documentary featuring Vandana Shiva, Dr. Jane Goodall, Andrew Kimbell, and Winona LaDuke, following passionate seed keepers protecting our 12,000-year old food legacy.

THEATRE LOCATION: 

Hanover Mall Cinemas 10
1775 Washington Street
Hanover, MA 02339

For Good Nuts Sakes!

Thank you to all who participated in the acorn gathering walk  at the Cabot Bradley estate on National Nut Day, and to the lovely Danielle for capturing great images of the intrepid gatherers out in the rain, doing an acorn float test, and discussing the health and wealth of the oak ecology in these parts with Tim, the Acorn Arborist.
image2Acorn quality discussion & gathering in the rain.

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Test driving a New England Acorn Cooperative “acorn weasel”  (behind Tim).

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The “Float Test” process (and customized Acorn Gathering head gear).

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More Acorn information, demonstration, and inspiration than you can shake a stick at.

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Recipes will be shared with the participants through the Trustees :-)

Thank you everyone for Joining Us!

 

 

What is a “good” acorn?

Always glad to see friends, especially when they are toting 200 lbs of nuts!

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Tim and Danielle have already amassed a nice cache of tree corns and we spent the day sorting, swapping stories,  and doing an inventory of NEACooperative equipment.

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We also ran a float test of their most recent haul…nice fat reds!

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DON’T MISS an opportunity this coming Saturday – October 22nd  to walk with Tim  at the Bradley Estate in Canton and talk about the New England Oak tree ecology we are so lucky to have.

Tim will  be sharing well-considered techniques and tools for finding and gathering “acorn-ocopia” of good eating acorns. You’ll be primed to bring an ancient and powerful nutrition to your table this season, picked by your own hand.

REGISTER at the Trustees website. See you there!

 

 

 

Acorn Gathering

Rainy day today, time to catch up a little on the blur of recent sunny days!

 

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acorn scouting…

 

 

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new gathering friends…

 

 

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new variety of acorns… (anybody recognize these?)

Want to join the party? Learn where to look for the best acorns, and how to tell the good from the bad! Join us October 22nd at the Bradley Estate in Canton for an Acorn Walk with Arborist Tim Ryan.

Registration t the Trustees website.

 

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