November 19, 2019 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Maine apple expert John Bunker will share from his new book, Apples and the Art of Detection: Tracking Down, Identifying and Preserving, at the Blue Hill Public Library on Tuesday, November 19th, at 7:00 PM. In this book John channels his inner Sherlock as he searches through Maine’s past and present tracking down historic, unusual and occasionally elusive apple varieties and their stories. Part travelogue, part mystery and part how-to manual, this book will inspire folks to search out and identify apple trees in their own neighborhoods.
John Bunker has lived in Palermo on Super Chilly Farm for the past 47 years, where he and Cammy Watts grow vegetables, woody and herbaceous ornamentals, small fruits and tree fruits. For thirty-five years, he coordinated nursery sales for Fedco Trees, the co-op nursery company in Clinton. His passion is tracking down heirloom fruit varieties, particularly those originating in Maine. In 2012 he established the Maine Heritage Orchard at the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association Common Ground Fair in Unity. Currently the orchard is home to 300 historic pears and apples.
This event is sponsored by the library and Blue Hill Books. There is no charge, and everyone is welcome. Books will be available for sale and signing. For more information, call the library at 374-5515.Location: Main Room
Event Type: Library-sponsored Adult Event
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