Field Day: Opportunities for Hazelnut Production in the Kootenays
Date: Saturday, September 30
Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Location: Creston Valley
Attend this KBFA field day to hear from Zachary Fleming, a professional agrologist and the president of the BC Hazelnut Growers Association about the what, why and how of getting into the hazelnut industry including market outlook, sector opportunities, and long-term management. The field day will be hosted at a recently planted hazelnut orchard in Creston where we will also discuss orchard planning and establishment, nutrition and propagation. Participants will also visit another nearby hazelnut orchard with older trees and coppice management on tighter spacing.
Zachary Fleming is a Professional Agrologist who has been serving on the BC Hazelnut Grower’s Association board since 2019. He works to support new and existing growers in the re-emerging hazelnut industry by empowering on-farm decision making through data collection and field-based services.
1st location: 1042 27 Ave S, Creston BC (this hazelnut orchard is right beside the local wineries Bailie Grohman and Skimmerhorn).
2nd location: Address coming soon