Upcoming events from the Orcas Senior Center

  • Wed Apr 14th, 2021 1:30am
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Madrona Murphy - OCS Meeting of the Minds.

Submitted by the Orcas Senior Center.

Meeting of the Minds

Meeting of the Minds – “Rediscovered Fruit: Conserving the Islands’ Ancient Food Forests” by the Orcas Senior Center will be presented on Wednesday, April 21 at 1 p.m.

While the booming fruit export industry in the San Juan Islands of a century ago has waned, evidence of it continues to live among us in the unique seedling offspring of those early trees. Please join Meeting of the Minds this month for “Rediscovered Fruit: Conserving the Islands’ Ancient Food Forests” presented by Kwiáht botanist, Madrona Murphy.

Born and raised on Lopez, Murphy is a Reed graduate in botany. In addition to establishing and managing Kwiáht’s genotyping laboratory, Madrona also conducts botanical surveys, designs re-vegetation plans for restoration projects, and grows native food plants and heritage apple varieties in Kwiáht’s research garden.

To attend, go to www.orcasseniors.org and click the “Join Here” link, and enter the provided passcode. Register in advance to receive an email reminder the day prior by clicking, “Register Here.” Attendance is free or with a suggested $5 donation. All are welcome!

Virtual Vineyard

Join Orcas Senior Center and Doe Bay Wine Company’s Cole Sisson for “Taste of Tuscany” on Sunday, April 25 at 5 p.m. Sisson and special guest Matthew Fleming, U.S. ambassador for La Spinetta Vineyard will discuss this selection of great spring wines. Also joining is Julien Kos, resident cheesemonger from Cheeseland Inc. who will teach about the cheese specially selected to pair with your wine. The three La Spinetta wines include a white made with a Vermentino grape, a dry rosé and a sangiovese. To participate, register at www.orcasseniors.org. Purchase your wine, cheese and crackers at Doe Bay Wine, 109 North Beach Road.