Tree of 40 Fruit TED Talk

Applied ICDVan Aken, S. (2019, June). How one tree grows 40 different kinds of fruit [Video file]. Retrieved from

Sam Van Aken TED talk


A few months ago, CID put up a post suggesting that Sam Van Aken’s Tree of 40 Fruit provides a good metaphor for intercultural dialogue. So it seems appropriate to now point out that he gave a TED Talk this summer updating his project, for those who wish to learn more about how it has been going. And to show off his astonishing trees after a few years. of growth As he says, “This is definitely not a sport of immediate gratification.” Again, this sure sounds like a metaphor for intercultural dialogue!

Author: Center for Intercultural Dialogue

Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz, the Director of the Center for Intercultural Dialogue, manages this website.

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