Chestnuts roasting at Oakdale Beach

Contributed photoThe Hudson Area Library and Arthur’s Point Farm present Chestnut Roast at Oakdale Beach 2-3 p.m. Dec. 4. Foul-weather date, 2-3 p.m. Dec. 11. Join Arthur’s Point Farm Director, Emerson Martin, to learn all about the ecology and use of chestnut trees while enjoying a toasty treat of chestnuts roasted on an open fire at Oakdale Beach. Emerson’s presentation will focus on the importance of chestnuts as a food source for both humans and wildlife, the successful growth of chestnut trees as a crop, and specific growing patterns for this amazing species. Bare root chestnut trees will also be available for sale. Questions and discussion will follow the presentation. This event is free and open to the public as part of ‘Sow, Grow, Reap, Repeat! Gardening & Foraging for Resilience,’ a 2021 initiative of Library of Local. Space is limited. To register, email programs hudsonarealibrary.org. Registered participants are invited to meet at Oakdale Beach in Hudson.

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