Ripe For The Telling: Surprising Stories Of WA’s Fruits Kennewick, WashingtonEveryone is invited to the Mid-Columbia Libraries – Kennewick for their Ripe for the Telling: Surprising Stories of WA’s Fruits with Julia Harrison happening on Thursday, February 19 at 7:00 in the evening. Admission is free.

Details of the Event
What is the messy and juicy history of Washington’s produce industry? Who was Cashmere’s Cider King? From apples to oranges, huckleberries to durian, anthropologist Julia Harrison will cover how these perishable products preserve historic events and reflect our changing relationship to the natural world. This discussion includes a large cast of characters: pioneers, entrepreneurs, orchardists, labor activists, a horticultural prodigy and Cashmere's own "Cider King."

Full of suspense, tragedy, triumph, heroism and even some romance, this presentation will reveal some of our state's juiciest stories. Beyond providing nutrition and injecting billions of dollars into Washington state's economy, fruit connects us to the past, to the environment and to people we may never meet.

Mid-Columbia Libraries is located at 1620 S. Union Street Kennewick, Washington.

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