Davenport nature lovers to discover a wild feast

March 19, 2013 by  

Taking place later this week, ‘Hometown Harvest – Edible Wild Plants’ is an educational seminar to allow people to learn about which plants are edible in their environment.

The session will be led by area naturalists from the Waspi River Environment Center and is a great opportunity for people to learn more about what is available in their natural setting. Poster printing was probably used to promote this session to anybody interested in learning more about natural foods and healthy nutrition.

The evening event will help people learn about the wild plants that can be eaten individually or added to their dinner table as a nutritional supplement. During the talk, people will discover how the American Indians and native peoples collected and processed these important seeds, nuts, berries, and plants for use in their everyday diets. While attending this informational event, people will also have the opportunity to learn about the various volunteer opportunities that are available as well. No registration is necessary to attend this event, but people are asked to dress appropriately and wear good walking shoes.

There is no cost associated with this event and the public is welcome to join in. The seminar will be taking place this Thursday, March 21, beginning at 7:30 pm and ending around 9:00 pm at the Bettendorf Public Library located at 2950 Learning Campus Drive in Bettendorg, Iowa, just down the road from Davenport. To find out more, please visit the Waspi River Environmental Education Center website or contact Courtney Walters at the Center.