7th Annual Chestnut Restoration Celebration in Meadowview, VA
Come see us grow!
The 7th Annual Chestnut Restoration Celebration will be held on Saturday, October 22, 2016, 1:00-5:00PM at the Glenn C. Price Research Laboratory in Meadowview, VA. The event is sponsored by the Southwest Virginia Branch of the American Chestnut Foundation© (TACF).
The TACF restoration program continues to expand! New methods are being developed to test for blight resistance and to select the best parents for seed production in new seed orchards. An operations building, propagation facility, and greenhouse are being added to the Price Farm. This is an opportunity for families to learn about the restoration of the American chestnut, and enjoy an afternoon of food, live music and fun. Come see us grow!
The public is invited to tour the Glenn C. Price Research Farm during the Celebration. After the orchard tours, visitors can also tour new facilities, the lab where advanced genetic research is being conducted, and learn about volunteer opportunities. A variety of activities for kids will also be included.
The event will feature roasted chestnuts, snacks made from chestnuts, fresh apple cider, and locally brewed chestnut beer. A highlight of the event will be the raffling of pairs of potentially blight-resistant Restoration Chestnut 1.0 seedlings and merchandise contributed by local merchants plus door prizes.