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Apples of New England
Tuesday 15 November 2016, 01:30pm - 03:00pm

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When: Tuesday November 15, 2016 from 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM

Where: The Gardens at Elm Bank - Parkman Room

Please join apple historian and orchardist John Bunker for an entertaining history of New England’s iconic fruit. John will take us back 400 years to the first Massachusetts orchards, from the times when everyone made cider to the introduction of widespread grafting, from the era of the small self sufficient farm to the commodity orchards of today. He’ll tell us about the famous Massachusetts varieties, where they originated, how they disappeared and the recent efforts to rescue them.  

John grew up in Concord Mass and Palo Alto California. He’s lived in Palermo Maine for the past 45 years. There he farms and tends orchards with Cammy Watts. He has coordinated nursery sales at Fedco Trees since its beginning in 1984. He is active in the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association and directs the Maine Heritage Orchard in Unity. 

Member Cost: $12
Non Member Cost $20

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