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Wild Edibles & Useful Plants of the Gulf South – Picayune, MS

June 1 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Botanist, conservationist, and taxonomist Dr. Charles Allen is regarded as one of the region’s foremost native plant educators. In this program, he will focus on foraging for wild edibles and the useful plant species native to the Gulf Coast. The event begins with a discussion of plants gathered by Dr. Allen, and the audience will be invited to sample a variety of plants, making this a true “hands-on, mouth-on, and nose-on” overview of the uses of our region’s native species. Dr. Allen and wife Susan will provide the audience with jars of dried aromatic leaves and other spices to smell, and samples of freshly brewed teas from an assortment of dried plants prepared for sipping. Author of many books and informative publications, including Edible Plants of the Gulf South, the Louisiana Wildflower Guide, and Gardening for Butterflies and Moths, Dr. Allen is also a professional ecological and botanical consultant. He conducts both basic and comprehensive courses on the identification and use of native plants at his nature preserve, Allen Acres, described as a 26-acre wooded paradise near Fort Polk and adjacent to the Kisatchie National Forest in Louisiana.  Registration required. Members $20; non-members $25. This program is sponsored by The Crosby Arboretum Foundation.


370 Ridge Rd, Picayune, MS 39466



June 1
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

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