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The apples we eat have an origin from far away. Now, one local man is using his knowledge from a trip abroad to the original home of the apple, to plant urban apple orchards all over town.
Permaculturist Chris Smyth will discuss his findings from a trip to the apple orchards of Kazakhstan during a talk at the Lloyd Library and Museum. Native Ecosystems as the Container for the Medicine: Exploring the Apple Forests of Kazakhstan will be presented on Wednesday, November 13 from 7 to 8:00 p.m. The event is free and registration is required.
Smyth will discuss the historic origins of plant and animal communities in Kazakhstan, their medicinal uses and how they heal and build the soil. He will also explain how to apply these practices to build better gardens and forests here in the Ohio Valley, and he will share details of his Common Orchard Project.
The lecture is in conjunction with the exhibition Leaves of Plates, which runs through November 21.
Joining Cincinnati Edition are Permaculturist Chris Smyth; and Lloyd Library and Museum Executive Director Patricia Van Skaik.