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Where the Wild Things Grow

For the past several years, members of the Halterman Lab and the VCRU have participated in the University of Wisconsin Science Festivals and Science Expeditions. This station has been focused on presenting research to identify important traits in wild crop relatives and incorporate these traits into superior germplasm. Prickly cucumbers from India, purple potatoes from Peru, yellow carrots from North Africa, and cranberries from Wisconsin are just a few examples of the “wild” vegetables demonstrated at one of the science stations. 

Here are a few photos from our various events:

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We also held an event at a local pizza restaurant and talked about the importance of plants in the food we eat.

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