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Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks
1505 Eastover Drive, Jackson, MS, 39211
Phone: 601-432-2400

Monday, September 24, 2012

“Edible and Useful Plants of the Gulf South” Lecture to be held at MMNS

Jackson, MS-Join Dr. Charles Allen; Senior Botanist from Colorado State University, for a discussion about edible and useful plants of the Gulf South on Tuesday, October 2 from noon until 1 p.m. in the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science's Rotwein Theater.  This lecture will be a hands-on (actually mouth on and nose on) presentation with fresh and dried samples of edible and useful plants.  A brief overview of each plant will be presented and then participants are encouraged to graze on the salad plants.  Freshly brewed teas from an assortment of dried plants such as New Jersey Tea leaves, blackberry leaves, persimmon leaves, and others will be prepared for sipping.  Jars of dried leaves of red bay, mountain mint, and other spices will be available for all to smell.  Recipes for selected edibles will be provided.

For more information regarding the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science, visit our website at www.mdwfp.com or call us at 601-576-6000.

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