Foraging: The Hidden Harvest-Canceled

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The N.C. Cooperative Extension-Clay County Office is offering a seminar on finding and identifying wild foods in and around the garden. The class will  be taught by Dr. David Cozzo, an ethnobotanist, specializing in the relationship of the Cherokee to their botanical world. He is an Area Specialized Agent for the North Carolina Cooperative Extension based at the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Indians Extension Center and is the Project Director for the Revitalization of Traditional Cherokee Artisan Resources. He also teaches courses and has published articles on the nutritional and medical ethnobotany of the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Indians.

The seminar will be held on Thursday May 18th starting10:00 a.m. at Community Services Building located at 25 Riverside Circle Hayesville, NC 28904. “Many of the plants we call weeds are quite tasty and often more nutritious and hardier than the crops we are trying to grow,” states Dr. Cozzo. This talk will discuss edible plants that grow in or near the garden, as well as those that can be transplanted to other areas in the yard. After a classroom lecture, we will take walking tours through local trails and the Community Garden to find wild foods. Please call the Extension office 828-389-6305 to preregister for this seminar, there is no fee.