Sam Van Aken Artist Made a Frankentree That Bears 40 Different Fruits

Observer Jul 22, 2015

"Syracuse University professor and artist Sam Van Aken grew up on a farm, but he never thought he’d become the agricultural equivalent of Dr. Frankenstein.

“I hadn’t really thought about farming for twenty years,” said Mr. Van Aken in his Tedx Talk from last year. That is until he picked up the lease on a 200-year-old stone fruit orchard in Geneva, N.Y. The orchard was one of the last growers of stone fruit trees in New York State, and it became a great opportunity for Mr. Van Aken to preserve a wide variety of ancient and lesser known species of fruit trees"

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