Heritage Vegetables and Fruits of the Willamette Valley
Thursday, 13 June 2013
Benton County Sunset Building, 4077 Research Way
Ample on-site parking
5:15 pm: Fresh pea variety sampling 5:30 pm: Presentations
Slow Food Corvallis invites you to attend this informative (and free!) event about fruit and vegetable varieties that originated right in our green Willamette Valley. Three entertaining experts will speak about the histories of famous cultivars, some of them popular today, and others now nearly forgotten.
PEAS and other OSU-Developed Vegetables
Jim Myers, Ph.D., Professor in OSU’s Department of Horticulture
Specialist in plant breeding and genetics
Chad Finn, Ph.D., Research Geneticist for the USDA Agricultural Research Service
Breeder of blueberries, strawberries and other small fruits
Local MELON and SQUASH from independent breeders
Rose Marie Nichols-McGee
Owner, Nichols Garden Nursery
Bring a picnic dinner and, after the presentation, enjoy a relaxing summer evening outdoors. Berry desserts prepared by Slow Food Corvallis members will be available for purchase. A few tables are available, but you are encouraged to bring your own chairs or blanket.