2021 PA/NJ Spring Growers Meeting (SGM)

You are invited to join the PA/NJ Chapter of The American Chestnut Foundation (TACF) for our 2021 Virtual Spring Growers Meeting. This meeting will be held online due to the requirements of COVID 19. This meeting is free and open to the public but registration is required. Scroll down for more information.

 Saturday, April 10th / 9:30 A.M. to 11:45 A.M.

Register here!

We hope to be together again soon!

Meeting Description

The meeting will include a short Chapter update from our new President, Jim Searing, followed by an update on the Science and Breeding Priorities for 2021 presented by Sara Fitzsimmons, Director of Restoration for TACF.

Our special guest speaker will be Robert Jetton, Associate Professor of Forest Health and Conservation, Dept. of Forestry and Environmental Resources at North Carolina State University. He will be speaking about his work to restore a kindred spirit of the American chestnut —  Eastern Hemlock   Read more…

Meeting Schedule

9:30 — 9:45 AM

Chapter Update / Jim Searing President

9:45 — 10:15 AM

Chapter Science and Breeding
Priorities for 2021
Sara Fitzsimmons

Presentation and Q & A

10:15 — 11:15 AM

Restoration of Eastern Hemlock
with Robert Jetton

Presentation and Q & A

11:15 — 11:45 AM

Break Out Sessions:
Debrief & Catchup with Speakers & Attendees

What is a Break-out Session?

As we plan for our 3rd virtual Member meeting the thing that we miss the most is socializing. We can’t ship donuts and coffee to you,  yet we can provide this opportunity to meet in small groups and connect in a more personal way with other members. Each small group of 6 to 8 people will be guided by a staff or board member. It will be informal, but we will provide some questions to get the conversation going.

This is an experiment so we don’t exactly how it will go but we hope you will stick around and hang out with your fellow members. Hope to see you there!