The Hudson Area Library and Arthur’s Point Farm present Chestnut Roast in Oakdale Beach, Saturday, Dec. 4 from 2 p.m. to 2 p.m. (bad weather date: Saturday, Dec. 11 from 2 p.m. to 2 p.m.). Join Arthur’s Point Farm Manager Emerson Martin to learn all about the ecology and use of chestnut trees while enjoying a treat of chestnuts grilled over an open fire in Oakdale Beach. Emerson’s presentation will focus on the importance of chestnuts as a food source for humans and wildlife, the successful growth of chestnuts as a crop, and the specific growth patterns for this amazing species. Bare root chestnut trees will also be offered for sale. Questions and discussions will follow the presentation.
This event is free and open to the public as part of “Sow, grow, harvest, repeat! Gardening & Foraging for Resilience ”, a 2021 initiative of Library of Local. Space is limited. To register, email [email protected]
Registered participants are invited to meet at Oakdale Beach in Hudson, NY. Special thanks to the Hudson Youth Department for sharing their beautiful space.
The Hudson Area Library is located at 51 North Fifth Street in Hudson, NY. The library’s mission is to enrich the quality of life by providing free and equal access to programs, services and resources, and by creating opportunities for all members of our community to connect, create, learn and to grow up. To learn more about this program and other library offerings, visit hudsonarealibrary.org
Emerson Martin is a biodynamic farmer, environmental designer and horticulturalist. He grew up in the southern Berkshires on a small dairy goat farm and farm. In 2015, his studies in biodynamic agriculture took him to the Hudson Valley in New York. Soon after, he and his wife, Elizabeth, founded Woven Stars Farm, a diverse multi-species breeding farm in the fields and woods of Ghent. In 2019, Emerson began work on developing a project to introduce more tree-based agriculture to the area, which evolved into the launch of Arthur’s Point Farm, where he focuses on the spread of plants, eco-design projects and working with colleagues. develop new models of sustainable agricultural systems.