Tri-Cities TN/VA: Overcast, 66.2 °F
Jonesborough Visitors Center, 117 Boone Street in Jonesborough, TN
Naturalist, herbalist, storyteller, and author Doug Elliott will present, "Weeds for Your Needs", on Thursday, March 17, at 7 p.m. at the Jonesborough Visitors Center, 117 Boone Street in Jonesborough. With his broad, practical, scientific and cultural knowledge of wild plants, Elliot will entertain and enlighten with details of their botany, natural history and folklore, as well as their traditional and contemporary uses. His lively, informative slide-illustrated program will include stories, songs and outrageous personal narratives celebrating some of America's favorite, edible, medicinal, and otherwise useful wild plants. Sponsored by Southern Appalachian Plant Society (SAPS), this program is free and the public is invited. Doug Elliott has lectured and performed at festivals, museums, botanical gardens, nature centers, national parks, schools and conferences from Canada to the Caribbean. A featured storyteller at the National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough, he has also conducted workshops and programs at the American Museum of Natural History in New York, the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto and the Smithsonian Institution and led ranger training sessions for the National Park Service. He was named harmonica champion at Fiddler's Grove Festival in Union Grove, N.C. Elliot is the author of five books and many articles in regional and national magazines and has recorded a number of award winning albums of stories and songs. Copies of his books and recordings will be available for purchase and signing before and after the presentation. For more information call 423-348-6572, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or see www.saps.us.