COLUMBIA — Residents can learn about growing fruits and nuts at the MU Horticulture and Agroforestry Research Center field day Saturday in New Franklin.
Researchers at the center will give tours about their research on various topics, such as growing chestnuts, walnuts, pecans, apples and grapes, according to Nancy Bishop, the center's senior research lab specialist. Other tour topics include water quality, biomass, and shade and flood tolerance.
Participants can also tour the historic 1819 Thomas Hickman House, one of Missouri's oldest intact brick houses, according to the center's website.
The event will begin at 9 a.m., with a lunch break around noon. Tours will start up again at 1 p.m. and run until about 4 p.m. The center is located at 10 Research Center Road in New Franklin. The event is free and open to the public.