Challenges & Opportunities with Exotic Invasive Plants

  • August 31, 2019
    1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Marc Williams of Plants & Healers International will lead this class on plant family patterns and what they indicate regarding identification and ethnobotanical application of exotic invasive plants for food, medicine and beauty. A big focus of the class will underpin the opportunities to employ these plants and effectively make use of a problem by turning it into a resource. We will take an in depth look at some of the prime exotic invasive plants occurring in the southeastern United States as well as a more general exotic invasive plant list of over 120 useful species from the region. The first part of the class with consist of a powerpoint presentation underpinning the foundation of the subject. Then we head out to the fields and forest for a plant walk to make the knowledge tangible and see some choice species in the flesh. A tasting of various food items featuring exotic invasives will round out this educational and tasty learning opportunity…


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176 Kimzey Road, Mills River, North Carolina, 28759, United States