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Foods of the Americas: Tour of Berkeley's Botanical Garden of the World

The Dartmouth Alumni Association of Silicon Valley has invited YCSF to join them for a tour of Berkeley's Botanical Gardens.

   

Date: Sunday, October 6th
Time: 11:00am - 12:30pm
Place: Botanical Gardens, 200 Centennial Drive, Berkeley
Cost: $10 for Child under 14 years, $20 for Member, $30 for Non-Member, $10 for Young Alum Member

DAASV has invited YCSF and other local Ivy clubs to join them on a tour of UC Berkeley's Botanical Gardens. We will explore an educational marketplace filled with produce domesticated by ancient farmers in the Americas. The plants include varieties of corn, tomatoes, potatoes, peppers, beans, chocolate, amaranth, quinoa, and squash. We'll see how each develops from soil to harvest in the Crops of the World Garden and Tropical House.

The University of California Botanical Garden was formally established in 1890 by E. L. Greene, the first chairman of the Department of Botany, to form a living collection of the native trees, shrubs, and herbaceous plants of the State of California, with the intent to gather in as rapidly as possible those of the neighboring states of the Pacific Coast. Within two years the collection numbered 600 species. In the following decade it grew to 1500, and then began to expand both its scope and collection to encompass 13,000 kinds of plants from all continents, cultivated by region in naturalistic landscapes, spread throughout 34 acres. Enrollment limited.

RSVP REQUIRED: September 20th

To aid in the planning of this event, please purchase tickets by September 20th.

The ticket purchasing deadline has passed.

Questions? Contact Ken Yamaguchi (ken [at] knowledgesynthesis.com).


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