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"Edible Heirlooms" talk at Wordstock

Author Bill Thorness will be appearing at Wordstock in Portland on Saturday, Oct. 10, at 3 p.m. After his talk, he will answer questions and sign copies of the new book.

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When Oct 10, 2009
from 03:00 pm to 04:00 pm
Where Portland, OR
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Contact Phone 206-223-6303 x117
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Want to grow Thomas Jefferson’s favorite lettuce variety?  How about the potato given to the Makah people by seagoing Spanish explorers or the tomato that helped a radiator repairman retire his mortgage?

Explore the history and vitality of notable plants, from varieties grown in Colonial days to ones brought to America by immigrants from many lands. The origins of these well-loved old favorites add to the delight of growing them, but the real payoff comes at the harvest, when the rich flavors will cause you to exclaim, “Now, that’s a tomato!"

Author Bill Thorness will be appearing at Wordstock in Portland on Saturday, Oct. 10, at 3 p.m. on the Wieden + Kennedy Stage. After his talk, he will answer questions and sign copies of the new book. He also has two appearances forthcoming in October at University Bookstore locations in the Seattle area.

Edible Heirlooms Book

Seattle author Bill Thorness has been growing heirlooms for two decades, and shares his techniques for best results along with the stories and lore uncovered through extensive research. Thorness, who writes about gardening for The Seattle Times and other media, is the publications editor for Seattle Tilth, the region’s premiere organic gardening education organization.

His blog entry for Wordstock can be read at http://www.wordstockfestival.com/cms/?p=1469.

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