The CT Chapter of The American Chestnut Foundation will be holding a Chestnut Harvesting Workshop at the Middletown Higby Reservoir Backcross Orchard on Saturday, September 23rd from 9 – 10 AM. Come and learn when and how to harvest chestnuts as well as how to store the nuts overwinter for planting in spring. Please wear appropriate footwear for a grassy orchard. Bring thick leather work gloves if you have any for handling the chestnut burrs.
The orchard is located on Middle St. just off of Rt. 66 in Middletown. Go past the reservoir gate (and the “No Trespassing” signs) and take the first driveway on the right up to the orchard.