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Volunteers Needed at Meadowview November 8-9

November 8 - November 9

Chestnut Research Orchards, Meadowview Research Farms, VA

Call for Chestnut Volunteers at Meadowview Research Farms
Thursday & Friday, November 8 and 9
Help with Planting
TACF Meadowview Research Farms
29010 Hawthorne Drive, Meadowview, VA 24361

A Call for Volunteers
The American Chestnut Foundation (TACF) is organizing a volunteer workday at the Meadowview Research Farms on Thursday and Friday, November 8 and 9. We will be planting seedlings for a progeny test at the Price Farm. The work will be divided into 9 AM – 12 PM and 1 PM to 4 PM shifts. For each shift, we are seeking 4 – 6 volunteers.  Please reply by mail to swvabranch@gmail.com and let us know what shift(s) you are interested in working.

Description of the work
We will plant seedlings in a prearranged planting order.  Each seedling will have a tag in the pot with its position, which will be matched with the corresponding flag in the field. Farm staff will prepare the planting holes.  There are 1500 seedlings in this planting.

What to bring
Water, lunch or snacks, appropriate clothing for cool conditions.  Temperatures are expected to be in low 50’s.

About The American Chestnut Foundation
In 1983, TACF was formed as a non-profit and began efforts to breed disease resistance into the American chestnut. Now supported by more than 5,000 members and volunteers in 23 states, the organization continues to build its breeding program. For more information on TACF visit us online at: www.acf.org.

Saving the American Chestnut Tree | The American Chestnut Foundation
The American Chestnut Foundation (TACF) conducts research to develop a blight-resistant American chestnut tree (Castanea dentata) for reintroduction.


Glenn C. Price Research Laboratory at Meadowview Research Farm, Meadowview, VA
29010 Hawthorne Drive
Meadowview, VA 24361 United States
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