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15 - Oct
(Nearby Event: Family)
Where:U.S. Botanic Garden, 245 First Street SW, Washington, District of Columbia, United States, 20024

Keith Voight, Owner, All Things Olive
Since first domesticated over 6,000 years ago along what is now the Syrian- Turkish border, the olive (Olea europaea L.) has been celebrated for its religious, cultural, and culinary uses. Join Keith for an exciting journey exploring this noble fruit from the tree to the table. Learn about the olive's expansion to the New World, today's dominate cultivars and their varietal characteristics, how olive oil is produced, and the latest on the controversy over extra virgin olive oil standards. This insightful discussion will conclude with a tasting of certified extra virgin olive oils from California.

DATE: Saturday, October 15
TIME: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
LOCATION: Conservatory Classroom
FREE: Pre-registration required

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