Nearly a century ago, the American Chestnut tree was ubiquitous among the hilly slopes of the eastern US. The nut from the tree was a staple food of many Native Americans and early settlers, as up to 6,000 nuts can be yielded from one tree. The chestnuts are velvety-brown in color and sweet in taste. They were baked into breads and roasted in stews and soups as well as pounded into meal. With the arrival of the lethal chestnut blight in the early 1900s, this big hearty tree was almost completely decimated. Revitalization of the tree began in 1983 with the establishment of the American Chestnut Foundation.
Centers for Nature Education helps people realize there is no place like here and no time like now to enjoy, understand, and protect the world around you. Eating local food is one way people can reduce greenhouse gas emissions. On the third Wednesday of every month, we put on a lunch for our volunteers. (more...)
Try our variety of freshly harvested, nutritious and delicious fruits and veggies grown with care on our small family farm in Dexter, Michigan. We are not certified organic at this time but everything is authentically grown and visits to the farm to see our operation can be scheduled. (more...)