FARMINGTON — Maine apple guru John Bunker, the founder of Fedco Trees and the Maine Heritage Orchard, will discuss the history of apples in Maine at 11:45 a.m. Friday, April 22, at the University of Maine at Farmington.

The presentation will take place in The Landing in the Olsen Student Center.

The talk was organized by the Farmington Grange and UMF’s Sustainable Campus Coalition to celebrate Earth Day. The presentation is open to the greater Farmington community.

Bunker said his “passion is tracking down heirloom fruit varieties, particularly those originating in Maine,” and he calls himself a “fruit explorer.” He is the author of “Not Far From the Tree: A Brief History of the Apples and Orchards of Palermo Maine 1804­-2004.”

Copies of the book will be sold and proceeds donated to the Maine Heritage Orchard.


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