Black Walnut Hunting at Long Branch Farm & Trails 10/3/2021

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Sunday October 3

2:00 PM  –  3:30 PM

Celebrate our native black walnut by helping us gather and process this year’s crop. We’ll head out on the land to hunt for black walnuts and bring them back to the barn where you can help husk them with our antique equipment. We’ll crack and taste some cured black walnuts from last year’s crop, touch on black walnut trees’ importance for wildlife, and provide suggestions for culinary usage of this gourmet nut.

Whether you want a unique family-friendly fall harvest experience or are looking to crack the mystery of how and when to gather, cure, clean, and process black walnuts, this program is for you. We’ll divide into small groups based on your interest.

Length of hike: Upwards of 1 to 1.5 miles, some off trail.

What to wear: As this experience will take us off trail part of the time, long pants and proper shoes are recommended. We’ll be using tongues or gloves to husk walnuts – don’t wear your best clothes (risk of staining).

What to bring: A water bottle and some way to carry it.

Program participants meet outside at the white Creekside Barn at Long Branch Farm & Trails (6926 Gaynor Rd, Goshen, OH 45122).

Remember to always ask permission of the landowner before foraging/harvesting. Foraging at Cincinnati Nature Center is reserved for classes and programs only, or those given permission by a staff member. 

Members $7; nonmembers $13 (includes daily admission).

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