Not a Doomsday Vault: Plant Diversity in Action will be held Tuesday, February 11, 7 pm at Multnomah County Headquarters, 501 SE Hawthorne Blvd.

Scattered around the world, over a 1,000 gene banks serve an immediate and valuable purpose preserving genetic diversity of thousands of traditional crop varieties and their wild species. Beyond serving as a safeguard for an environmental catastrophe, how do these vital collections impact our world today? Join the Multnomah Master Gardener’s Speaker Series as Dr. Kim Hummer, Research Leader and Small Fruit Curator at the USDA National Clonal Germplasm Repository in Corvallis talk about how the repository preserves temperate fruit, nut and specialty crops.

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