$50 – $60

NEW! Botanize Your Lunch! A scientific and culinary tour of fruit with Nick...

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Theodore Payne Foundation

10459 Tuxford St

Sun Valley, CA 91352

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A huge number of native and exotic plants are used for our gastronomic enjoyment, sustenance, and health. But how many of us stop to think about what we are actually eating from a botanical perspective? This fun class mixes lecture, tasting and lab work. First, we’ll explore fruit diversity, evolution, morphology, and anatomy. Then we’ll set our knives and forks next to hand lenses and microscopes to tantalize our taste buds as we learn – filling equally our minds and stomachs. Limit: 12.

Sandy Namoff received her PhD from Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden where she studied evolutionary processes in Calystegia (morning glories). She is currently the Laboratory Coordinator for introductory biology courses at the Keck Science Department at the Claremont Colleges.

Nick Jensen received his PhD from Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden where he studied the flora of Tejon Ranch and evolutionary patterns in Streptanthus (jewelflowers). Nick is currently employed as Southern California Conservation Analyst for the California Native Plant Society.

Photo of Ribes aureum var. gracillimum (golden currant) by Madena Asbell

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