Winter Ed. Series. Talk #2: John Bunker

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Date(s) - 1/21/2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Halcyon Grange Hall

On January 21st at 7 pm, the Halcyon Grange is hosting Maine pomologist, John Bunker, for the second talk in our winter educational series.

Known to many as the ‘apple whisperer’ and as a self-described fruit-explorer, John Bunker has criss-crossed the state of Maine looking up old-timers who might have an interesting tree or a bit of information about a lost variety of apple. He tracks down rare and unusual fruit varieties to save and reintroduce in Maine. In 1984 he started Fedco Trees and has served as President of the Board at the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA), where he continues to serve as a board member and is the founder of MOFGA’s Maine Heritage Orchard. He is the author of “Not Far From the Tree”, a book outlining the history of apples in Palermo, Maine and is a graduate of Colby College.

Mr. Bunker’s breadth of knowledge spans the history of apples in Maine, his adventures tracking down, identifying and preserving rare historic varieties, the renaissance of the hard cider industry, and establishing the Maine Heritage Orchard in Unity.

This free program if sponsored by the Halcyon Grange located at 1157 Pleasant St. in North Blue Hill. The grange will provide light refreshments. All are welcome. For additional information, please call 326-9082.

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