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KA-POW! Cacao!
Dr. Cindy Skema
Research Botanist, Morris Arboretum

Learn how how one tropical fruit became the irresistible treat that is chocolate. In this lecture we will explore the fascinating history of the cacao plant, from its evolutionary origins through four millennia of
human consumption. We will discuss the botany of the cacao plant, what exactly chocolate is, and then touch on current cultivation, breeding, and pest issues. We will end on a somber note: a contemplation of the possibility of an impending chocolate shortage. This class is not to be missed by amateur botanists, chocolate lovers, tropical plant enthusiasts, and foodies.

Thursday, November 5, 7 - 8:30 p.m.
Single class scheduled on 11/5/2015 at 7:00PM
Attendees: 1 $25.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $30.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $25.00 ea.

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