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Acorn Harvest 2013

3000 kilos (6600 lbs) of acorn collected in 5 weeks.

We began whacking green acorn out of the trees in late September. Trees that have been harvested in this manner, in the past, are healthier and heavier with acorns this year. We've learned that the best method for whacking the trees, in order not to damage the next year's crop. is from the trunk outward. Volunteers must be fearless of heights and able to climb trees as well as swing a stick. 

Marcie was able to spend 2 days at the EU Parliament in October at the invitation of the EU Greens party for a seminar on sustainable agriculture while volunteers continued to collect acorn. 
Volunteers from Romania, New Zealand, UK, Spain, Estonia, USA and Greece make the 2013 Acorn Harvest happen.
We're launching an all new Kickstarter Project in December 2013 which will feature a new film about our activities to create sustainable income from the ancient Oak forest on Kea. More info soon!
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