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May 19, 201211:00am - 12:30pm

Walking Tour of Historical, Useful and Tasty Weeds

with Leslie Williams, Herbalist and Herbal Educator

Walking Tour of Historical, Useful and Tasty Weeds

In case of significant rain, please check this page for updates
Drizzle Date, same day, but bring an umbrella.
Cost: FREE, but donations are accepted.

Just blocks away from SPACES, discover urban weeds with an array of uses. Leslie Williams will take us through the secret histories, and medicinal and food uses of these plants. Are the weeds you walk past every day good in salads? Were they brought from Eastern Europe because they are traditionally used as seasoning in stew? Or were they brought from Japan because of their lovely flowers? Come find out! All that, plus guidance on how to harvest, store and cook certain wild plants.

Williams has a master's degree in community education and belongs to the American Herbalist Guild. She does clinical herbal and nutritional work, and will be doing historical artisan work in the Cuyahoga National Valley Park this summer on herbal medicine, ethnobotany and native herbs for dying fabric.

Image: tgkohn at http://www.flickr.com/photos/82048550@N00/

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