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A Short History of Seed and Nursery Catalogues
Join the Clackamas County Lecture Series for a talk on the how seed and nursery catalogs in Europe and the US, have evolved from the printed catalogs and seed lists of the 1600s to the online catalogs of the present. Historic seed catalogs provide an interesting window into the history of plant introductions, changing cultural tastes, and technological developments. Examples from the collection of c. 2,000 seed and nursery catalogs in the Oregon State University Valley Library will be provided.

Alice Krinsky Formiga is a former trial garden manager and horticultural advisor for Shepherd’s Garden Seeds and Renee’s Garden Seeds. She holds a Masters of Library and Information Science from the University of Washington, and works as the director of eOrganic at the Oregon State University Department of Horticulture. She wrote the text of an online exhibition on the seed and nursery catalog collection at the Oregon State University Valley Library which is available at http://scarc.library.oregonstate.edu/omeka/exhibits/show/seed/introduction/collection/

Dec 14, 2020 07:00 PM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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