Worth Knowing: Guided Walk to Learn about Wild Edible, Medicinal and Poisonous Plants - Sunday, September 9


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Which wild plant has sap containing salicylic acid (aspirin)? Why do apple seeds contain a touch of cyanide? What native plants can cure warts, or treat poison ivy? Which has more vitamin C—a glass of orange juice or a glass of hemlock tea? On this walk you’ll learn about Colonial and Native American folklore and information to unlock the myths and realities concerning the uses of wild plants for food, medicine and materials, as well as identifying poisonous plants to avoid. You’ll taste plants in the field and sample a mystery wild treat.

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Leader Michael Caduto has written and taught extensively on herbalism and has studied the uses of plants among the indigenous peoples of the Northeast. His books include Keepers of the Earth, Native American Gardening and Everyday Herbs in Spiritual Life. Sponsored by E.C. Browns’ Nursery.

When: Sunday, September 9, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Location: Justin Morrill State Historic Site, Strafford, Vermont

Cost: $10 adults – $5.00 under 15.

For more information, email director@morrillhomestead.org or phone 802-765-4288.

Please register online at: https://store.morrillhomestead.org/product/fiddleheads-lambs-quarters-nettles-and-nuts-wild-edible-medicinal-and-poisonous-plants/ 


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