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EKU/KY-TACF Volunteer Work Day – Chestnut Regional Seed Orchard

November 4, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

KY seed orchard parking map
KY seed orchard parking map
Saturday November 4, 2023
Work Begins 10:00 am
Thank you for Joining us Saturday November 4th
****** We have several VOLUNTEERS confirmed ******
Notes for preparation:
1. We need chainsaws. Please remember ear muffs, safety glasses and extra fuel
2. If you do not have a chain saw, that’s OK, we also need “draggers” of cut trees
3. Hand pruning saws or loppers will also come in handy, if you have them
4. Bring tick spray, drinks, snacks, lunch
5. Work gloves
Directions to the EKU Chestnut Orchard: No need to close gates behind you – there are currently no cows in the fields
From I-75 Take exit 87 to KY-876 E/Eastern Bypass in Richmond (heading east) about 1 mile
Turn right onto Kit Cason Drive (heading south) about ¼ mile
Turn left on McKinney Skills Dr and go past the first driveway (that leads to a parking lot) and take the next right (you will see the police training center in front of you and a gravel road to the right with signs for Taylor Fork – take the gravel road. The road you take may have piles of construction materials, old stumps – don’t worry, you are not going the wrong way – continue down this road, And then…
Go all the way to the orchard…continue down the gravel road. Where you will pass a field with burned out cars and then reach another gate (keep this one open). Past the gate you will cross a small concrete bridge and then continue on the gravel road up a hill. That road then turns to the right and runs along a ridge. You will see long pink ribbons on the right. At the pink ribbons, turn right, down the hill through a cattle gate. This farm road has no gravel. The orchard and parking are through that gate (Also leave that one open ).
GPS Coordinates to seed orchard: 37.721268, -84.298424


November 4, 2023
10:00 am - 1:00 pm EDT
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Ken Darnell