In Celebration of Finger Lakes Cider Week, Science Cabaret presents:
From Central Asia to Central New York: the roots and branches of apple diversity
When: 7 PM, Tuesday, October 8, 2013
Where: Lot 10 Lounge, 112 S. Cayuga Street, Ithaca
Across continents, from their genetic birthplace in the wilds of Kazakhstan, apples have undergone huge transformations--both through human intervention, and through the forces of nature. Learn about the origins of apples, and the ways in which scientists and growers have worked to both preserve genetic diversity and create new apple varieties for cider making and table use.
Thomas Chao is a horticulturalist and the curator of the national clonal germplasm collection of apples, grapes, cherries at the USDA Agriculture Experiment Station in Geneva, NY. Autumn Stoscheck is the owner of Eve's Cidery, Van Etten, NY.
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Science Cabaret is presented with support from the Downtown Ithaca Alliance.
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