This spring, with Northern New York Agricultural Development Program funding, New York’s first Juneberry research nursery will be established at the Cornell University Willsboro Research Farm in Willsboro, NY.
Cornell Cooperative Extension and Sollecito Landscaping Nursery will hold a Juneberry production workshop as follows:
Juneberries for the Home and Small Farm
Friday, April 11, 2014
9:30 AM – 12 Noon
Sollecito Landscaping Nursery
4094 Howlett Hill Road, Syracuse, NY 13215
This class is a complete, in-depth introduction to juneberry cultivation in Upstate New York, covering site selection, natural history, planting, pest control, and harvesting. Juneberries are primed to become a common high-value crop in the coming years. Landowners can plant and cultivate juneberries as part of their home landscape and they have excellent marketability as a you-pick, wholesale, or direct retail crop. In this class, we will also review other minor edible berries that can be a good fit for a small farm or home landscape.
Fee: $10.00 per person includes the complete workshop and samples of juneberry products. To register, please contact Erin Hull at Cornell Cooperative Extension of Onondaga County at 315-424-9485 ext. 224. Learn more about the workshop site at www.sollecito.com.