Transition Salt Spring

Nut Capital of Canada Project


Nut Capital of Canada Project

Members: 21
Latest Activity: Dec 26, 2016

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nut harvesting 1 Reply

We have a basket of filberts, which we picked just before the stellar jays and squirrels took them, so they were still green. These were spread out to dry on a sheet on a sunny porch, and now we're…Continue

Started by Frances Hill. Last reply by Louise Mangan May 10, 2014.

Organizers needed

To really get this project going we need some help with organizing and publicizing nut tree sales and nut tree educational events. Also in compiling information on suitable nut trees for Salt Spring…Continue

Started by Andrew Haigh Jun 6, 2011.

Planting of nut trees

See comment just posted.Anyone have any other suggestions about how to make sure our nut tree project is successful?Following is an excerpt from the following website. Check it out.…Continue

Tags: trees, nut

Started by Marion Pape Sep 23, 2010.

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Comment by Dennis Lucarelli on April 8, 2015 at 8:41am

Hey fellow Nutters! Two things:  

-- First, Michael and I planted FOUR nut trees last month (March), a pair of hazelnuts and a pair of chestnuts, which we got from Seven Ravens farm.  

-- Second, Transition Salt Spring is looking to identify some long-term (five-year) objectives. Go to Long Term Planning Group to share your ideas before our Annual General Meeting on April 21, 2015.  Got any SMART objectives in mind for the Nut Tree project?  One hundred trees planted per year for the next five years? Or what?  Let us know!

Comment by Jon Healey on September 6, 2011 at 2:39pm

Hello Andrew and All

Transition Salt Spring will be having a booth at the fall fair.  We would like to have a board featuring the groups that have set up on the transition website, listing current activity, any particular successes, and upcoming events.  Is there anyone in this group who could send me a short e-mail with information?

recent activities

particular successes

upcoming events


Jon Healey
Comment by Dennis Lucarelli on April 8, 2011 at 6:13am
Andrew, if not enough people step forward I will be happy to make an announcement the day before at the Awkening the Dreamer, Changing the Dream Symposium next Saturday, April 16.  Also there will be a Transition Salt Spring table with flyers there so people can meet-and-greet at the end of the event.  In fact if you have Earth Day literature for me to put out at the event, I can pick that up from you in Ganges during the week.
Comment by Andrew Haigh on April 7, 2011 at 10:04am
Can anyone help with the sale of nut trees at Earth Day on April 17th in Centennial Park? Please email if you can help. Thanks
Comment by nomi Lyonns on January 20, 2011 at 12:19pm
I've always been a bit nutty........
Comment by Marion Pape on September 23, 2010 at 2:01pm
One of the major determinants of success of nut trees is water and so we will need to emphasize the importance of consistent watering especially over the summer months.
I have a hazel nut tree planted in the ower part of my yard which captures the water as it gradually flows down the side of the mountain. My hazelnut is very successful but it needs a friend so I would like to put an order in for a 2nd hazelnut tree.

Digging a good sized hole and planting it with lots of humous matter that will help preserve the moisture to the roots is desirable.

Another suggestion is that we encourage people to join the nut tree group at the upcoming potluck and again at 10/10/10.

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