A Traveling Nut Revival for the Holidays
When: Thursday, November 30th, 7pm – 8:30
Where: First Congregational UCC at 20 Oak St. Asheville
Hosts: Transition Asheville, Slow Food Asheville, Buncombe Fruit & Nut Club
Presenter: Bill Whipple, perennial fruit and nut expert
Join us for a fun and free event showcasing locally available nut crops.
Taste some of the foods that can be made from acorns and nuts!
We answer gnawing questions like:
Why do bowls of nuts mysteriously appear in people’s homes during the holidays?
Nuts offer so much to humans. They are a dense nutrient and caloric food with high quality oils essential for optimum brain function. What’s more, they store extremely well in their shells, and they make everything taste better. Most all the nuts we eat are from somewhere else, grown under mysterious conditions, are very expensive, yet we have a multitude of flavorful native nuts growing all around us.
Come join us for a delightful evening to explore and revive a local nut culture in our communities. We will talk about which nuts are good for home use and which show the most potential for future profitable industries. Samples of various nuts will be shared in a variety of ways.
Bill Whipple will be sharing his ideas and practical experiences that address common concerns about the food we eat and how it is grown. He has initiated models of agriculture that replacing industrial commodity annual agriculture with perennial tree crops and give access to young farmers who will carry this work forward without debt. From that a landslide of solutions to issues around our health the health of our society and our planet.