AE21 An Appalachian Ethnobotany: At the Intersection of Science & Tradition

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Thursday April 22

5:30 PM  –  6:30 PM


An Appalachian Ethnobotany: At the Intersection of Science & Tradition

ONLINE*  Thursday, April 22; 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Instructor: Marc Williams

$15 member | $20 non-member

BRN | BREG Elective credit (1 hour)


Ethnobotanist Marc Williams considers the specific botanical traditions of indigenous groups and later settlers in the Appalachian mountains. He provides a general history of nature studies of the region, paying particular attention to food, medicine and crafts. Another area of Williams' interest is the effect of exotic invasive plants on the Appalachian ecosystem and their potential uses within the framework of wild edible foraging and fermentation.


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Marc Williams has taught hundreds of classes to thousands of people about plants, humans, other life forms and their interface. His training includes a B.A. in Environmental Studies/Sustainable Agriculture from Warren Wilson College with a minor in Business and a M.A. in Appalachian Studies/Sustainable Development from Appalachian State University with a minor in Planning/Geography. He is the executive director of Plants and Healers International and has spent over 20 years working at various restaurants, farms, and travels throughout 30 countries in Central/ North/South America, Europe and all 50 states in the USA.


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