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Wild Edibles Festival
April 21, 2017 - April 22, 2017
Don’t call them “weeds”! Our workshops and nature walks will show you food preparations and the medicinal properties of Pocahontas County’s wild and wonderful spring plants. Enjoy a weekend of fun, learn to forage and prepare tasty dishes and teas. We will give you ideas about how to make use of those pesky invasive plants and the hardy flowers in your yard. Doug Wood will be the featured naturalist. Doug is known to WV nature lovers for his “Tracking and Woods Lore” workshops, “History Alive!” portrayal of Ostenace and expert plant knowledge of wild plants and their uses. He is also an instructor with the WV Master Naturalist program. Doug will speak Friday evening and lead a nature walk on Saturday. Breakfast bake sale goodies, coffee and herbal teas will be for sale Saturday morning during registration. Treat yourself to a delicious and unique “Wild Edibles” lunch. Soups, wraps, herbal teas will be available to purchase. Vendors on Saturday. Held at Watoga State Park. Attendance is free. Friday, April 21, 2017 10:00 am Field trip to Yew Mountain Center: Nature walk to forage for a salad lunch; bread & soup optional for a fee 7:00 pm Doug Wood at Watoga “Plants: Medicinal & Edible” Saturday, April 22, 2017 9:00 am Registration Watoga Rec Hall 10:00 am – 4:00 Workshops & Nature Walks, potluck supper