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Genetic Treasures From the Apple’s Ancestral Home

Leach Botanical Gardens

Thursday, October 25, 2012 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Calling all Apple Enthusiasts! Here's an upcoming event we heard about that you might be interested in:   


Phil Forsline, the recently retired curator of the United States Department of Agriculture's Plant Genetics Resources Unit, (on the Geneva, NY campus of Cornell University) will discuss his expeditions to Kazakhstan (the apple's center of genetic diversity), Russia and China, to collect wild apple material for conservation, evaluation, and distribution to geneticists and breeders throughout the world. Results of Forsline's work promises many benefits, most importantly disease and insect resistance which could revolutionize the apple industry.   If you have read “The Botany of Desire” by Michael Pollan or viewed the documentary about the book on PBS, then you are already familiar with Forsline’s work.

Pre-Registration is required. $8 nonmember/$6 LGF (Leach Garden Friends) member: http://www.leachgarden.org/event/genetic-treasures-of-apples/

For more infomration: Janice Jenkins by email or 503-823-1671

Leach Botanical Garden Manor House
6704 Southeast 122nd Avenue
Portland
OR
Pre-Registration is required. $8 nonmember/$6 LGF member
Janice Jenkins
503-823-1671