Heritage Orchard Conference

Free Heritage Orchard webinar series presented by the University of Idaho. Register at this link: https://www.uidaho.edu/cals/sandpoint-organic-agriculture-center/conference 

The monthly series began in October 2022 and continues through April 2023, every 3rd WED at 11 am MT, with topics ranging from heritage fruit exploration to apple identification. Tune into the Zoom webinars by registering today. You will be able to submit questions through a moderator to be directed to the speaker during the Q&A session at the end of the presentation. All webinars will be recorded and available for viewing following the live presentations.

Oct. 18 — Using Your Heirloom Apples to Make Amazing (Fermented) Cider

  • Presenter: Brandon Buza — Cidermaker
  • Moderator: John Bunker — Maine Heritage Orchard

Nov. 15 — The Legacy of Lee Calhoun and Tom Burford: Southern Apples Revisited

  • Presenter: Diane Flynt — Author of “Wild, Tamed, Lost, Revived: The Surprising Story of Apples in the South
  • Moderator: Kyle Nagy — University of Idaho Sandpoint Organic Agriculture Center

Dec. 20 — Methodologies, Tools and Resources for Historical Apple Research

  • Presenters: David Benscoter — The Lost Apple Project; Dan Bussey — Author of “The Illustrated History of Apples in United States and Canada”; Lydia Pendergast — Maine Heritage Orchard; David Castro — The Lost Apple Project
  • Moderator: Kyle Nagy — University of Idaho Sandpoint Organic Agriculture Center

Jan. 17 — Fruit Exploration: A Primer for Hobbyists, Conservationists, Researchers and Everyone In Between

  • Presenters: David Benscoter — The Lost Apple Project; Greg Partch — Former President of the Whitman County Historical Society; Kris Heeter —President of North American Fruit Explorers (NAFEX)
  • Moderator: Richard Uhlmann — The Lost Apple Project

Feb. 21 — Stories of Apple Discovery Using Historical Research

  • Presenters: David Benscoter — The Lost Apple Project; John Bunker – Maine Heritage Orchard; Jude MORP — Montezuma Orchard Restoration Project; Todd Little-Siebold — College of the Atlantic
  • Moderator: Kyle Nagy — University of Idaho Sandpoint Organic Agriculture Center

March 20 — Development of New Commercial Apple Varieties

  • Presenter: Sarah Kostick — University of Minnesota
  • Moderator: Sadie Barrett — Idaho Heritage Tree Project

April 17 — Using Apple Breeding to Create Varieties Adapted to My Farm

  • Presenter: Ike Kerschner — North Star Orchard
  • Moderator: Cameron Peace — Washington State University