From the press release:
(HENDERSONVILLE, NC, April 5, 2012) – ECO, the Environmental and Conservation Organization’s Green Energy and Sustainability Committee will host a Wild Plant Walk on Saturday, April 21 at 10am to aid local residents in identifying local plants suitable for food or medicine. The walk led by local naturalist, Michele Skeele, will help locals eat what grows where they live and to be able to tap the resources close to home.
According to Skeele, “We live in a hugely rich area in the country in terms of plant diversity. There are so many plants we see everyday that we don’t realize have great value. From a health standpoint, the things that grow where we live have the biggest value for us. We live, work and play here and the plants that live in community with us can keep us healthy and vibrant.”
Participants in the Wild Plant Walk will learn to identify basic medicinal and edible plants in the area, learn what plants look like, where they grow, what they offer, and how to distinguish look-alikes that may be harmful.
This Sustainable Living workshop requires advanced registration and costs $15 to support ECO’s work. To register online go to www.eco-wnc.org or call the ECO office at 692-0385. You will be provided with the rendezvous information once paid. ECO’s Wild Plant Walk will be held on Saturday, April 21 at 10 am.