The American Chestnut Foundation is celebrating 40 years of research and restoration!
Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station in Hamden started to plant chestnuts as early as 1941, and has been an incredible partner for the Foundation, allowing fruitful collaborations between their scientists and TACF. It was therefore the ideal place to celebrate this anniversary amongst their multitudes of chestnut orchards!
On Sunday October 8, the CT Chapter at the Lockwood Farm hosted the following program:
- 1 pm: Guided tour of the chestnut orchards by CAES Assistant Agricultural Scientist Susanna Keriö, TACF-CT Chapter President Jack Swatt, and TACF-CT Chapter Outreach Coordinator Florian Carle.
- 2 pm: Screening of TACF’s new documentary film CLEAR DAY THUNDER: Rescuing the American Chestnut outside, under the Pavillon
- 3 pm: Self guided tour & hike at Sleeping Giant to see significant chestnut trees like “Sleeping Giant”, “Graves”, or “Mahogany”
This event was co-sponsored by the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station who generously welcomed us at their farm.