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Edible plant and mushroom tour


June 2, 2011

CALLICOON, NY — Learn to identify plants and mushrooms that can nourish and heal on an edible wild plant and medicinal herb tour led by local herbalist Nathaniel Whitmore, on Wednesday, June 8 at 6:30 p.m., meeting at the Good Earth Health Food Store on Lower Main Street. Topics covered will include how to harvest, preparation, best ways to preserve medicine, uses in folk medicine, uses and classification in traditional Chinese medicine, Native American uses, ecology, native and invasive plants, relationships between plants and mushrooms and more. Visit www.barefootplantwalks.weebly.com or call 845/418-6257.

Plants

Plants are essentials to the environment.Most of foods of animal,human and any other organism came to it.Edible plants like mushrooms are in demand in any kind of food preparation so with the other edible plant species. And come to think of it that if we had this in an harmful way,how could we survive in this ever changing world?Just like this invasive species hanging around and dominating our native ones.Just for example is this large hogweed which is a highly toxic plant that can trigger third degree burns and blindness. It is making a comeback in New York, growing at an impressive pace. The New York Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is very concerned about the intrusion. The proof is here: Giant toxic plants invade New York.