A bite of Vermont’s forgotten apples is a taste of history. Hiding in plain sight within almost every natural area and neglected back woods are abandoned apple orchards harkening to a bygone Vermont. What most nature walkers dismiss as “crabapples” are often the nearly extinct relics of the nineteenth-century heirloom varietals that made New England the global center of apple cultivation. Join NBNC naturalists on an exploration of derelict orchards to learn about the natural and cultural history of our venerable state fruit. We’ll do some wild-style apple picking, and return to the trailhead to press fresh cider and cook up our bounty. Led by NBNC naturalists and educators Sean Beckett and Ken Benton.
$35 for NBNC Members / $45 for Non-members
Minimum age: 15 (or 12 with parent).Must be able to hike off-trail on uneven forest floor up to a mile.Meeting location TBD within 15 minutes of NBNC.
Sat Sep. 229:00 am - 3:00 pm
713 Elm StMontpelier VT,US 05602