Learn About “Wild Edibles”

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FORSYTH, Mo. – On Tuesday, June 21, 2016, the Brown Bag Garden Seminar presenter will be Rachael West, a wild foods enthusiast.  She will help us learn how to identify common backyard edible plants. She stated her mission is to empower others to take their health in their own hands.  To have the knowledge and recipes to use free healthy backyard and wildly foraged plants and herbs, using them both as food and medicine.  Ms. West also maintains an educational website called “Once Upon a Weed”.  Join the Master Gardeners of the Ozarks as they host Rachel West for her informative program and also enjoy some of the treats and recipes.


The Brown Bag Lunch Garden series is held in the backyard of the Taney County MU Extension Center in Forsyth in the Master Gardener’s demonstration garden, 122 Felkins Avenue, Forsyth just east of the Taney County Judicial center.  The Brown Bag Lunch series programs are held on the third Tuesday of the month April through September beginning at noon and last approximately one hour.


The 2016 schedule for the rest of the series is as follows:

Tuesday, June 21st, Noon – Wild Edibles

Tuesday, July 19th, Noon – Rock Gardening with Succulents & Sedums

Tuesday, August 16th, Noon – First Aid Kit from the Garden

Tuesday, Sept.20th, Noon – Vegetables for Your Fall Garden

Saturday, September 24th, 10 a.m. – Monarch Watch


“Pack a lunch and come and join us in our garden for these informative sessions”, says Master Gardener, Marva Ramsey, “these programs are free and open to all!”  Though their hard work, grants and donations the Master Gardeners of the Ozarks have provided the Taney County MU Extension Center with one of the most beautiful demonstration gardens in the county and they would like to share it with you.


For further information call the Taney County University of Missouri Extension Center at 417-546-4431.


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