Badger Café: “Take Two Onions and Call Me in the Morning”

October 22 - 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Café 1906, Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts, 51 Sheboygan Street, Fond du Lac, WI 54935
Cost: Free

About the event

Join fellow Badgers in Fond du Lac as they explore the ancient connection between food and health — focusing on vegetables. This presentation will address how modern science investigates this connection and will review experiments designed to test the blood-thinning property of onions and garlic.

The speaker

Irwin Goldman PhD’91, professor and chair, UW Department of Horticulture

About the speaker

Irwin Goldman has worked at UW–Madison for 27 years. He and his students breed carrots, onions, and beets, and they aim to develop new strains of these vegetables for farmers and gardeners to use. The group also examines health and nutrition-related properties of vegetables. Irwin teaches plant breeding, horticulture, and biology. His mother grew up in Fond du Lac, and he has many fond memories of visiting relatives there throughout his childhood.


6–6:30 p.m. Welcoming reception and registration opens
6:30 p.m. Presentation by Irwin Goldman
7:30 p.m. Audience Q & A
8 p.m. Program concludes

Light refreshments will be served.

This event is free and open to all, but we strongly encourage registration.

Presented by the Wisconsin Alumni Association® (WAA), Badger Café events offer great ways to stay connected with the university and learn from experts in their fields.

Questions? Contact Jordan Langer at or 1-608-308-5430.

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