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Activity: Moringa: A Multi-use Tree That Merits Attention

January 31, 2012

Ricky Bates from Penn State University, USA

will give a lecture on

Moringa: A Multi-use Tree That Merits Attention

The Drumstick tree (Moringa oleifera, Moringaceae) has sometimes been called a ‘salvator mundi’ since it can tolerate poor and dry soils and yet provide edible and nutritious leaves and fruits. Due to the mustard- or horseradish-like bite to the flavour of the fruits, it is a tasty addition to a tropical dish. Ricky Bates,who is an Associate Professor in Horticulture, is in Chiang Mai to study what varieties would be most suitable for northern Thailand and Burma. Some schools and orphanages in this region still struggle with malnutrition and so edible back yard trees would be most useful.

When: Sunday, February 19th, 2012, at 15.00.

Where: Dokmai Garden.

Driving information: http://www.dokmaigarden.co.th/howtoget.php

Cost: 100 Baht, includes coffee or tea.

Registration: To get a ticket for 100 Baht, please send an e-mail at least one day in advance to info@dokmaigarden.co.th

Most welcome!

Ketsanee Seehamongkol & Eric Danell

The fruits look like ‘drumsticks’. The species is native to Asia and Africa and has been used by man for at least 3000 years.

(picture from the book ‘Fruits and vegetables in Southeast Asian markets‘).

DO NOT FORGET TO SIGN UP FOR THE CHIANG RAI EXCURSION ON THE 13th!

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