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As a speciality crop, chestnuts are enjoying a popularity that hasn’t been seen in about 100 years and growing them is fairly straightforward. Amy Miller of Route 9 which is part of Rural Action, a membership-based nonprofit organization based in Appalachian Ohio, says, "Chestnut trees can grow on irregular, uneven slopes with acidic soil or well-drained sandy soil, which is pretty typical of the Appalachian region of the U.S."

At its peak, the chestnut represented about one-quarter of all hardwoods growing across its range. Today, scientists are trying to restore them.

The American Chestnut Foundation has received $600,000 in grants from the Colcom Foundation, Allegheny Foundation and an anonymous foundation.

Asheville-based conservation nonprofit, The American Chestnut Foundation, has received $600,000 in grants from the Colcom Foundation.

This year, Joe Hietter and his daughter, Cindy, will share their experience with growing and selling nuts in Ohio.