DIVERSIFYING AGRICULTURE AROUND THE WORLD: EXPLORING THE ROLE OF UNDERUTILIZED CROPS

Nyree Zerega

Director of the Graduate Program in Plant Biology and Conservation at Northwestern University and the Chicago Botanic Garden

Nyree will give a general background about important crops around the world, where they come from, and how people have moved them around. She will also talk about modern agriculture and our reliance on a limited number of crops and the role underutilized crops could play in the future for food security. Come learn about our food and even sample some lesser known foods of the world

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014
6:30—8:00 pm
The Firehouse Grill, 2nd Floor
750 Chicago Ave., Evanston 60202

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Diversifying Agriculture Around the World

Exploring the Role of Underutilized Crops. October 2014 Download the flyer.

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John Evans, the Sand Creek Massacre, and the History of Northwestern University
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WHAT IS SCIENCE CAFE?

Science Cafe is a forum for the discussion of important and interesting scientific issues. They are informal and accessible - much more so than a public lecture. It's an opportunity to gather with old and new friends in a relaxed atmosphere while participating in a program of very cool scientific 'stuff'! No cover charge, EVER!

WHO WILL BE THERE?

Audiences consist of people who are interested in science but generally never have the opportunity to discuss their views with, and ask questions of, someone "in the know". No scientific knowledge is assumed by the speakers, so anyone can participate.

WHAT HAPPENS AT A SCIENCE CAFE?

Cafes start with an engaging talk from the research scientist who introduces the topic. It is not a lecture, so anyone can ask a question, and positively welcomed will be those which begin "This might be a stupid question, but ..." These questions are invariably not stupid and often rather insightful.


WHERE AND WHEN?

Our Science Café Evanston is scheduled to be held typically on the third or fourth Wednesday each month, September through May, and takes place between 6:30 and 8:00 pm at the Firehouse Grill in Evanston.

LOCATION

6:30—8:00 pm
The Firehouse Grill
750 Chicago Ave., Evanston 60202

CONTACT US

Email us with your questions.
sigma-xi@northwestern.edu.
If you have any ideas for programs, please let us know.