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Arboretum Lecture: Modern Orchard Sustainability with Jason Townsend

2/11/2023, 10:00 AMVIRTUAL

Join Hamilton Professor Jason Townsend, a conservation biologist who lectures in biology and environmental studies, for a talk about modern orchard sustainability, with a focus on apples, including grafting techniques. Jason is a farmer with a passion for producing high-quality, sustainable, local food as a foil against corporate, resource-depleting, nutrient-poor food. He'll share what he's learned at Kingfisher Farms, the organic vegetable and fruit farm in Oneida County that he owns with his wife, Hamilton Professor of Biology Andrea Townsend.

Jason has done fieldwork in the Dominican Republic, Haiti, California, Hawaii, New Hampshire, and New York. He is particularly interested in the wildlife benefits of organic and sustainable farming techniques. His farming work focuses on agroecology and sustainability at the local level. Many current and former Hamilton students have worked on Kingfisher Farm to experience a sustainable farming operation first-hand.

Cost to register for your first event is $10, which goes directly to funding and expanding the virtual programming series, while a portion is contributed to the Hamilton Fund to support teaching and learning on College Hill. 

Did you know you know you can become a Virtual Event Pass (VEP) holder? After you have paid the one-time $10 registration for the first event you attend, you can then register to attend all subsequent virtual events for free until June 30, 2023! Pay once. Attend unlimited. With the Virtual Event Pass you’re supporting Hamilton and staying connected to your Hamily. It’s a win-win!

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