Fernwood and the Indiana Chapter of the American Chestnut Foundation host Professor Jeanne Romero-Severson of The University of Notre Dame.
American Chestnut trees succumbed to a blight accidentally imported from China in the early 1900’s and virtually disappeared from the American landscape. Efforts are underway to develop a blight-resistant tree. Come and learn about the promises and challenges of restoring this valuable tree to our area.
“Seed orchard DNA fingerprinting: The double-edged sword of the open access gene pool”
Jeanne Romero-Severson, PhD. University of Notre Dame Professor of Quantitative Genetics and Genomics, Biological Sciences Department; Director, Tree Genetics Core Facility, Forest Conservation and Tree Genetics Program. Keynote speaker, The American Chestnut Foundation national conference, October, 2015.
WAUS Radio and Fernwood present the Second Sunday Concerts at Fernwood from May through September. Concerts take place on Fernwood's Green from 4:00 to 5:00 pm; admission is free after 3:30 pm.
Not a Fernwood member? Click here to download a coupon for free admission to Fernwood on National Public Gardens Day.
Discover the Gardens of the Pacific Northwest 1pm
Fernwood’s Executive Director, Carol Line, gives a sneak preview of the beautiful and botanically rich region. Fernwood is preparing to lead a tour of the gardens of Vancouver, Seattle, and Portland in March 2017.
Lecture free with paid Fernwood admission.
Guided Garden Walk 2:30pm
Enjoy a guided walk through your public garden–Fernwood!