Tuleyome “Nature and You” lecture in Woodland

Sunflowers are beginning to bloom in Yolo County. Learn more about the plants at a free lecture hosted by Tuleyome.
Bill Grabert/Courtesy Photo. In the middle of June sunflowers are just now starting to bloom.

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Every summer the fields around Yolo County explode with huge quantities of beautiful yellow sunflowers.  In fact, they are a tourist attraction as well as a significant contributor to Yolo county’s agricultural economy.  But why are they here? What are they used for? Where do they come from? What are some of their unique qualities?  How are they grown?  Are they all the same?

Join plant researcher and sunflower expert Glen Cole at the Woodland Public Library 6 p.m. Thursday, June 27, for a free lecture to learn the answers to these questions and more. Glen has a long history with sunflowers in Yolo county and has worked to develop new sunflower varieties. As a plant breeder he integrated genetics coming from the wild species endemic to North America, and even more particularly, plants collected in the hills of Yolo, Colusa and Glenn Counties.

The Woodland Public Library is at 250 First St. in  Woodland, and the lecture will be held in the Leake Room (enter from the parking lot on the North Side of the library).

Questions? Contact Bill Grabert at bgrabert@tuleyome.org

This lecture is part of the monthly “Nature and You” lecture series sponsored by Tuleyome. Tuleyome is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit conservation organization based in Woodland, California. The word “Tuleyome” (pronounced too-lee-OME-ee) is a Lake Miwok Indian word that means “deep home place”. And that term “deep home place” exemplifies our deep connection to our environment, our communities and our regional public lands.

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