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Native Edible & Medicinal Plants for Your Ozark Garden (Virtual)

Thursday, November 18 | 6:00 pm

Note: This class was originally scheduled for November 4 but had to be rescheduled to the 18th. If you have already registered for this class, you are automatically enrolled.

Join Eric Fuselier to learn about the native edible and medicinal plants found growing in the Ozarks. Participants will learn which species are edible, as well as the medicinal properties of many native species and the ailments they can be used to treat. This presentation will focus on species that can be grown in a garden setting.

Speaker Bio: From a young age, Eric Fuselier enjoyed foraging edible plants from the wild with his parents. As an adult, Eric continued to study wild edible plants while spending extended lengths of time in the Ozark wilderness as an avid hiker and backpacker. In 2015, he founded Ozark Primitive Skills in order to help others reconnect with the natural world. For Eric, teaching people how to harvest their food directly from the wild is just one way to facilitate this reconnection. In his spare time, Eric enjoys teaching foraging classes to local school groups, as well as the public in order to help raise money for local non-profits such as the Ozark Natural Science Center, Apple Seeds Teaching Farm and the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks. Eric recently had the privilege of presenting on edible and medicinal plants of Arkansas to a group of medical school students attending the New York Institute of Technology’s School of Osteopathic Medicine at ASU in Jonesboro. 

How to join virtually: A Zoom link will be emailed to registered participants 24 hours prior to the class!

Cost $10 for members / $15 for nonmembers  (Not a member? Join or renew today!)

*Please be aware, we do not offer refunds for our classes and workshops. Exchanges may be considered on a case by case basis if they are made at least one week in advance. Due to material costs, availability and other factors, we cannot guarantee an exchange. Contact Roslyn at rimrie@bgozarks.org if you would like your exchange to be considered. All proceeds go to support environmental, gardening and health-related education in the community. Thank you for your support!