Foraging Class (Second Class Added)
The Cherokee County Office of N.C. Cooperative Extension is offering another seminar on finding and identifying wild foods in and around the garden. Two years ago, we had a full class of 25. The class will again 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 on Thursday May 10th is full and another one will be offered the following week on May 17th. Both seminars will start 9:00 a.m. at Tri-County’s Center for Applied Technology (CAT building) 2415 Airport Road Marble NC. “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 the community garden and local trails to find wild foods. There will be a fee of $10 per person for the class and the class will be limited to 25. THESE CLASSES FILL UP FAST! Please call the Extension office 837-2210 to preregister for this seminar and for directions to the CAT building.