Wednesday, February 21, 10 a.m., Orcas Center
— from Helen Huber for Orcas Garden Club —
The Orcas Island Garden Club welcomes Dr. Stephen Jones, wheat breeder and the Director of The Bread Lab at Washington State University in Burlington, Washington on Wednesday, February 21 at 10 a.m. at the Orcas Center.
Dr. Jones, who has a PhD. in genetics, partners with his graduate students to breed wheat and other grains. The Bread Lab is a combination think tank and baking laboratory where scientists, bakers, chefs, farmers, maltsters, brewers, distillers, and millers experiment with improved flavor, nutrition, and functionality of regional and obscure wheats, barley, other small grains, and beans. Much like the Little Red Hen, Dr. Jones really does it all.
The Orcas Island Garden Club welcomes new members and encourages you to enjoy this month’s free presentation, stop by our membership table, and consider becoming a member of the garden club. Attendees may enjoy treats in the social hour following the meeting.