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Seeking Volunteers to Collect, Shuck, and Package Nuts:

We have several harvest events schedule in September. 

We are seeking volunteers to help collect, shuck and package chestnuts.

If you can lend a hand your help will be greatly appreciated.

  1. Monday, September 24 – Tuesday, September 25: 10 am – 3 pm
    1. Location: the Arboretum at Penn State, University Park, PA
    2. Gloves will be provided.  All work will be done from the ground.  Need assistance gathering and shucking nuts
    3. Nuts to be gathered: B3F3 nuts
  2. Tuesday, September 25: 10 am – 2 pm
    1. Location: House Rock Orchard, Pequea, PA (near Lancaster)
    2. Will need to provide your own gloves
    3. Nuts to be gathered: B1F2 nuts (and maybe some “chestnut” in the far orchard)
  3. Wednesday, September 26: 10 am – 3 pm
    1. Location: Red Clay, Hockessin, DE (near PA border)
    2. Will need to provide your own gloves for collecting/shucking nuts
    3. Nuts to be gathered: B3F2 nuts
  4. Thursday, September 27: 10 am – 2 pm
    1. Location: Raystown Lake, Entriken, PA
    2. Gloves will be provided.  All work will be done from the ground.  We will need assistance gathering and shucking nuts
    3. Nuts to be gathered: Americans and BC1 hybrids

If you can make any of these dates/locations,

please email Sara Fitzsimmons at sff3@psu.edu or call the office (814)863-7192.

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