“Spring Edible Plants” program offered to woodland owners and enthusiasts in SE Ohio at the Vinton Furnace State Forest on Friday, May 13th.


Rebecca Wood our featured presenter from Hopewood Holistic Health

Southeastern Ohio’s woodlands contain a rich assortment of plants ranging from majestic oaks to the most delicate understory herbs.  The focus of the May 13 “A Day in the Woods” program will be “Spring Edible Plants.” The featured guest presenter is Rebecca Wood from Hopewood Holistic Health. Rebecca is an Herbalist and Ethnobotanist.  She recently retired from Hocking College where she taught a variety of classes including field botany, plant identification and herbal studies.

This educational program is designed to help you:

  • Learn to identify many of the edible plants found in SE Ohio
  • Understand the ecology of these plants
  • Learn to recognize some common woodland mushrooms
  • Become familiar with the many resources available to help you further understand the nutritional and medicinal value of these plants and mushrooms


    Colorful addition to lunch at our last edible class

  • Explore edible and medicinal plants at Vinton Furnace State Forest

“A Day in the Woods” and the “2nd Friday Series” are sponsored by the Education and Demonstration Subcommittee of the Vinton Furnace State Forest with support from Ohio State University Extension, ODNR-Divisions of Forestry and Wildlife, U.S. Forest Service, Vinton County Soil and Water Conservation District, National Wild Turkey Federation, Glatfelter, Ohio Tree Farm Committee, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Hocking College, and Ohio’s SFI Implementation Committee.

For brochures and more information about our full slate of programs for 2016, visit http://go.osu.edu/seohiowoods.  A registration fee of $10 will cover the cost of lunch and program materials.  Please RSVP by calling OSU Extension Vinton County at 740-596-5212, or email Dave Apsley at apsley.1@osu.edu by May 9.

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