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Botanical Explorer Joseph Simcox, Discoverer of New Fruits and Vegetables, to Speak Monday


Posted 04/17/2015
Submitted by Roger Desmond
Category: Campus Announcements, Student Announcements

Botanical explorer Joseph Simcox will be on campus on Monday, April 20, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. to speak to students in Professor Roger Desmond's course, "Food Journalism," in Gengras Room 335.

The talk is open to all.  

Simcox travels the world as a consultant to a variety of agricultural organizations (locally, Comstock, Ferre & Co.). He searches for seeds of new and unfamiliar fruits and vegetables, and has the largest collection of seeds in the world. He typically brings samples to taste.  His colleague, Irina Stoenescu, will discuss her work in influencing change in the food system through media.

To read a recent Hartford Courant article about Simcox, click here or click the link below (under "Documents").

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Hartford Courant article about Joseph Simcox
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