Apple Fest on Sept 17 at Natl Ag Library - please RSVP
- >>>>Celebrating America’s Unique Apple DiversityA Roundtable Discussion Featuring Some of America’s Leading Apple ExpertsLearn about and celebrate the apple’s deep roots in American agricultural history at a roundtable discussion hosted by the National Agricultural Library Friday, September 17, 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.Join five of this country’s most talented and committed apple growers to hear their perspectives on America ’s fading apple diversity and what steps we can take to preserve it.Dr. Gary Nabhan, noted writer, lecturer, and food and farming advocate, will lay the foundation for an afternoon’s exploration of the current state of and future prospects for our dwindling apple varieties.Then our panel of apple experts will apply their collective 200 years of orchard experience to a discussion of apples, touching upon their horticultural, culinary and historic significance and exploring how to restore apple diversity from the orchard to the kitchen.Those apple elite, representing the range of America ’s apple growers, will include:· Nick Botner , Oregon· Tom Burford, Virginia· John Bunker, Maine· Dan Bussey, Wisconsin· Lee Calhoun, North CarolinaJoin us as we mark 2010 as the Year of the Heirloom Apple. Light refreshments will be served.what: Celebrating America ’s Unique Apple Diversity:A Roundtable Discussion Featuring Some of America’s Leading Apple Expertswhen: Friday, September 17, 20101:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.where: National Agricultural LibraryMain Reading Room10301 Baltimore AvenueBeltsville , MD 20705 | Directionswho: Open to all.how: Free. RSVP to NAL-Events@... [subject line: Apple Roundtable]Please specify if you need accommodation for a disability.questions: NAL Special Collections | 301-504-5876“Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree.” -Martin Luther
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