Although some question its overall sustainability, Blue Ridge Biofuels’ Field to Fryer to Fuel program is transitioning to a new facility and on the verge of expansion.
Long overlooked as a source of nutrition, acorns are nutritious, plentiful and free for the taking.
The family-friendly event will feature nutty foods, carnival games, squirrel aerial shows and more in an effort to help a local native nut-growing collective buy equipment to bring its harvest to market.
The Nutty Buddy Collective is pioneering new models of sustainable, perennial agriculture by establishing long-term leasehold agreements with conservation-minded landowners. Once the use of the land has been secured, the collective plants fruit and nut crops that take several years to reach maturity.