Friday, April 10, 2015

Mother Earth News Fair Comes to Asheville

 Daylily (Hemerocallis fulva)
This week has been packed full of wild plant goodness. On Wednesday I filmed a clip on WLOS Asheville offering a demonstration on how to make Purple Dead Nettle Pesto and on Thursday I had the pleasure of leading an enthusiastic group of ladies Diamond Brand's Diva Day for a midday plant walk and book signing in the evening.

Now I would like to invite you all to join me at the Mother Earth News Fair Saturday and Sunday here in Asheville. You can find more info on speakers, workshops, and vendors at this link It will be a full weekend offering rain barrels, truck loads, and wheel barrels of information on homesteading, herbal medicine, livestock, and all things to do with natural living.

On Saturday, 4/11, at 2:30 you can find me in at the Ingles Real Food Stage giving a talk titled, Eating Wild: Identifying the Wild Edible Plants in your own Backyard. Then from 3:30 - 4:30 I will be conducting a book signing at the Mother Earth News Bookstore. If you can't make it for the talk, I'll be in the bookstore all day Saturday and Sunday (except for when I am presenting of course) as well.

Hope to see you there!


  1. Enjoyed your talk at Asheville MENF. Have you had a chance to post your slideshow yet? If so, can you lead me to it? We could see nothing except a big black reflection and I'm eager to start identifying some of those plants. Thank you.

    1. I am glad that you were able to attend the talk however I am so sorry to hear you were not able to see the slideshow - I too was disappointed with the monitors. I have had some other requests for this. However I would like to provide the names and short description along with each plant that I discussed rather than just a link to the slideshow which is simply photos and does not offer any info on what you are looking at. Stay posted to the blog and I'll be sure to have that up in the next couple of days!