Agricultural Research at Woodman Horticultural Research Farm
All are invited to visit the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station’s Woodman Horticultural Research Farm on the 6th annual Durham Farm Day Saturday, Aug. 18. Tours will take place from 10 a.m. to noon, and are free and open to the public.
Growers and the public are invited to tour the farm at 70 Spinney Lane to learn more about current research and speak with experiment station scientists. Tours will feature the kiwiberry vineyard; the grape cultivar and training trial; day neutral strawberries producing all summer long as part of the tunnelberries project; wildflower meadows to promote pollinator health; the UNH Bee Hotel for diverse native bees; soil nutrient management for optimal growth of tomatoes in caterpillar tunnels; breeding strawberries for organic growers; domestication of lambsquarters as a New England version of quinoa; and a new eggplant cultivar trial in high tunnels. Children are invited to participate in a scavenger hunt for facts about pollinators. Directions: http://colsa.unh.edu/nhaes/woodman-directions.