Genetic Treasures from the Apple’s Ancestral Home

Phil Forsline is retired curator of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Plant Genetics Resources Unit. Phil will discuss his expeditions to Kazakhstan, Russia, and China to collect wild apple plant samples for conservation, evaluation, and distribution to geneticists and breeders throughout the world. Forsline’s work was featured in “The Botany of Desire” by Michael Pollan, and the documentary on PBS about the book.

This is a program of the Leach Botanical Garden, whose Friends maintain and enahance the Garden’s living collection in order to educate, research and serve the preserve the legacy of the Garden’s founders, John and Lilla Leach.

Location: Leach Botanical Garden
Manor House
6704 SE 122nd Ave
Portland, OR

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Fee: $6 for members, $8 for non members