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The Botany of Fruit (Thursday, May 15, 7-9pm)
Dr. Tim Block
The John J. Willaman Director of Botany, Morris Arboretum

In this class we will talk about the various structural origins of the edible things we call "fruit." We will discuss how and why these structures evolved and how our modern cultivated varieties came to be. You will be surprised to learn that some things we call "fruit" are not fruit in the botanical sense. You will also enjoy tasting both the common and exotic "fruits" that have enriched human culture and enhanced the world's meals for centuries.

Wednesday, May 15
7 - 9 p.m.
Single class scheduled on 5/15/2014 at 7:00PM
 
Attendees: 1 $40.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $45.00 ea.

Everything You Didn't Know About Plant Sex (Thursday, June 12, 7-8:30pm)
Cindy Skema
Research Botanist, Morris Arboretum

Plant sex is not well understood by us humans. In this lecture, we will delve into the diversity of mechanisms for plant reproduction (both sexual and asexual), and become acquainted with the genetics, anatomy and morphology relevant to understanding the evolution of plant reproduction, with a focus on flowering plants. The lecture will touch not only on the norms, but also the weird and the wonderful stories of how plants have evolved to ensure the arrival of another generation. Come along and learn to appreciate the evolutionary function of a flower alongside
its beauty.

Thursday, June 12
7 - 8:30 p.m.
Single class scheduled on 6/12/2014 at 7:00PM
 
Attendees: 1 $25.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $30.00 ea.

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