Apple historian John Bunker to give speak Apr 4

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MIDDLETON Moose Mountains Regional Greenways and Branch Hill Farm/Carl Siemon Family Charitable Trust will benefaction orchardist, gardener and apple historian John Bunker for a display about a story of apples in New England. The seminar will take place during 11 a.m. on Saturday, Apr 4 during a Old Town Hall, 200 Kings Highway.

In a early 1980s, Bunker started a mail-order hothouse Fedco Trees, a multiplication of a mild Fedco Seeds. In 2012, he founded a Maine Heritage Orchard in Unity, Maine. His new book “Apples and a Art of Detection” recounts his 40 years of tracking down, identifying and preserving singular apples.

From a 17th to a early 20th century, thousands of varieties of heirloom apples (malus Domestica) dominated a New England landscape, nonetheless currently usually a handful are found in a grocery aisles. Bunker will residence what has turn of this ancestral resources of varieties and what done them so special. Hell give examples of lesser-known apples such as Nodhead, Milden, and Granite Beauty and what they have in common. Anyone meddlesome in apples and pears, rural history, New England history, cider, or simply extraordinary about a aged tree in their yard is speedy to attend and move questions.

John is a earlier consultant on birthright apples and we are so absolved to have him come pronounce to us, pronounced Branch Hill Farm Executive Director Jared Kane.

Kane told reporters a seminar with Bunker is a kickoff to a planting of a new Heritage Orchard during Branch Hill Farm in Milton Mills.

This holistically managed orchard will underline historically grown apples and pears in a Moose Mountain and larger New England regions, pronounced Kane. Many of these will be cloned from aged trees still flourishing in behind yards and fields. If we have an aged apple tree we consider should be enclosed or have some-more questions about a Heritage Orchard greatfully hit me during [email protected]

The seminar is giveaway and open to a public. Pre-registration is useful though not required. For some-more information or directions or to register, hit MMRG Education Coordinator Kari Lygren during (603) 978-7125 or email [email protected]

Branch Hill Farm/the Carl Siemon Family Charitable Trust works to strengthen open space and operative forests and to teach a open about sound forestry, conservation, and rural practices.

MMRG, a non-profit land trust, works to preserve and bond critical H2O resources, plantation and timberland lands, wildlife habitats, and recreational land and offers many educational opportunities to surprise all ages about a advantages of a regions healthy resources. For some-more information and a calendar of arriving events, revisit www.mmrg.info.

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