Volunteer Workdays 2024

Are you interested in helping out with greenhouse and orchard volunteering here at Penn State please let us know. We will be scheduling dates for our first greenhouse planting in late January and early February soon. If you want to receive notifications about this and other workdays please contact our Orchard Manager. He’ll add you to his contact list and reach out when the dates are set.

Noah Vincent, PSU Orchard Manager
 484-725-4044 | nev5073@psu.edu

  • Greenhouse planting day. Left to right: John Yoder, Gene Eddinger, Brian Kolar, Steve Delp, & Beverly Auvil

A great meeting was had by all!

Check out some photos from our 2023 Fall Meeting:

  • Special Guest Speaker: Charles D. Canham, Ph.D. | Senior Scientist, Emeritus | Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies

It was a beautiful day for our meeting with 65 members in attendance. Here is a link to the 2023 Fall meeting program.

There was a thoughtful presentation from our guest speaker Charles Canham Senior Scientist, Emeritus from the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies. And an in-depth discussion about Perspectives on Land Protection and Easements. PSU Berks provided a tasty lunch that was followed up by the documentary, “Clear Day Thunder”. The day wrapped up with a delightful tour of the processing facilities at Castanea Farms. 

2024 Spring Growers Meeting | Save the Date – Saturday, April 6th

Targeted American Chestnut Conservation Missions

In order to help achieve our wild American conservation objectives, Chapter Board Member, Lake Graboski is setting up targeted “American Chestnut Conservation Missions”. Each mission will identify areas of special interest to our breeding program. We encourage individual hikers and local conservation groups to join these missions to help search for American chestnuts. 

Mission #1: Southwestern PA (Issued 6/3/2022)

Mission #2 Southern New Jersey

2024 PA Farm Show

The PA/NJ Chapter of the American Chestnut Foundation will be back in person at the 2024 PA Farm Show (January 6th to 13th).

Please consider volunteering for one or more 4-hour shifts and help share the story of the American chestnut with the public. Sign up with friends or family and make a day of it. 

Learn more about the PA Farm Show!

Sign up to volunteer here!

Check out the photos below from PA Farm Shows past:

We participated virtually at the 2021 Show. Check out our PA Farm Show Webinar Series here.