<h1>The saying, \u201cwhen it rains it pours\u201d could not hold any truer than with acorns, the word itself a derivation from the old European \u201cOak Corn.\u201d<\/h1>\r\nEvery fall they appear all over the ground and then slowly disappear again. One of those annual cycles that come and go with little fanfare, and mostly annoyance by the human race. It hasn\u2019t always been that way. Throughout the entirety of man\u2019s evolution, oak trees that dominate much of the temperate regions around the world have supported us with their acorns - rich in carbohydrates, oils, and protein. Oak trees have been known to individually produce up to 1,000 pounds of acorns in a year given the ideal circumstances!\r\n\r\nCome learn more about acorns and how to harvest and prepare them with Bill Whipple from Talking Hill Farm at Sprouting Farms September Educational Potluck on Sept. 20.\u00a0 The event will start at 6:30 p.m. at the Sprouting Farms farm site (Address: 4661 State Route 3 & 12, Talcott, WV 24981).\r\n\r\nBill will go over nut orcharding, gathering, drying, leaching, preparing wild-harvested nuts, and will talk about the Acornucopia Project (www.Acornucopiaproject.com) which will be paying cash for wild nuts this fall. Specifically, Black Oak (Quercus Velutina) and Bitternut Hickory (Carya Cordiformis).\r\n\r\nFor more information about the free presentation and potluck, visit the Facebook event: https:\/\/www.facebook.com\/events\/1434689443288711\/ or call 304-445-5538.