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PVAS has edible plant workshop slated March 31

By Staff | Mar 23, 2012

SHEPHERDSTOWN – The Potomac Valley Audubon Society will offer a workshop on “Edible Wild Plants”from 9 a.m. to noon March 31 at CraftWorks at Cool Spring Farm, in southern Jefferson County. It will be led by local naturalist Phil King. Participants will learn how to identify local edible plants and how to prepare them for consumption. In particular, the workshop will focus on plants once used to prepare “spring tonics,” such as Sassafras tea, Sumac lemonade and Hickory bark syrup.

Enrollment for each workshop will be limited to 20 persons and pre-registration is essential.

To register and get more information, go to the Society’s website at www.potomacaudubon.org. Or contact Ellen Murphy at 304-676-8739 or pvasprograms@gmail.com.

The cost of attendance for each workshop will be $10 for Master Naturalist Program members and trainees and $15 for PVAS members or members of the public.