Benefits of chestnut trees and why you need to start now – Akiva Silver

Benefits of Chestnut Trees and Why You Need to Start Now

Some topics Akiva covers during the presentation:

  • Chestnut overall description of trees
  • Various species across globe
  • Story of the American chestnut
  • Breeding Programs
  • Propagation
  • Growing/Culture
  • Harvesting/Processing/ and Consuming
  • Tree crops philosophy/ Conclusion

Meet Your Presenter


Akiva Silver

Akiva Silver homesteads on 20 acres in the hills of Spencer, NY. He owns and operates Twisted Tree Farm along with his wife and three young kids. Akiva is deeply passionate about nature and wildlife. He believes that the world greatly benefits from fruit and nut trees. Akiva studied wilderness survival for several years and traveled extensively before becoming obsessed with tree planting.


Resources


Twisted Tree Farm

Akiva has a wonderful article on why growing chestnut trees is so beneficial.

Read the article here.

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Meet Your Moderator


Partner, Director of Education PermaEthos

Josiah Wallingford started working for Hewlett Packard at the age of 15 as a technical support representative. By age 17 he was a national technical support trainer for HP technical support representative.
When he turned 18, Josiah joined the U.S. Army as an active duty 19D (Cavalry Scout). While in the military he trained army units heading to Iraq and Afghanistan at Fort Irwin, the National Training Center (N.T.C.). He did one 13 month tour in Afghanistan attached to the 101st Airborn Division stationed at Camp Delta in Bagram Airfield where he toured and monitored the Parwan, Bamyan and Panjshir provinces.
After an honorable discharge from the military after eight years of service he became a project manager for what is now SmartTV where he installed high speed internet (HSIA) and video on demand platforms in luxury hotels throughout the United States.
In 2013 Josiah applied for and was awarded an internship with Jack Spirko of The Survival Podcast. Josiah and Jack become close friends and formed PermaEthos with three additional business partners in 2014 where he is now the Director of Education.





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