Orchard

The Chestnut Orchard

The Chestnut Orchard

2019 was an exciting year for the chestnut orchard. We planted 70 additional chestnut trees, bringing the total to 100 trees. It was very promising...

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The Understory on Butternuts

The Understory on Butternuts

Did you know that butternut trees were once one of the most common trees growing in the understory of the forests on Washington Island? The wood is...

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How about them apples?

How about them apples?

Apples are high on the list for backyard gardeners. Gathering Ground is working to identify delicious apples that grow relatively free of disease...

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Why are we planting chestnuts?

Why are we planting chestnuts?

Chestnuts are called the Bread Tree as the nuts are similar to grain nutritionally. They can be eaten fresh or milled into a flour. Chestnuts were...

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