Thames, Vining to lead walks at Pearson’s Falls

Published 6:07 pm Tuesday, September 20, 2011

In October, two guided walks at Pearson’s Falls Glen will focus on the plants of the glen.
On Wednesday, Oct. 5 from 10:30 a.m. – noon, Mary Morgaine Thames will lead a guided walk to discover the edible and medicinal plants of Pearson’s Falls Glen.
Morgaine Thames owns Earth Dancers in Asheville, N.C. She received her B.A. in journalism, sustainable living and creative expression at Fairhaven College in Bellingham, Wash. She teaches workshops and facilitates classes and circles focused on authentic lifestyle choices through Earth Dancers.

Mary Morgaine Thames will lead a walk focusing on edible and medicinal plants of Pearson’s Falls Glen on Oct. 5. (photo submitted by Mary Morgaine Thames)

For details and reservations for the guided walk, call 828-749-3031.
On Tuesday, Oct. 11, Polk County Extension Agent John Vining will lead a guided walk from 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. His topic will be tree and shrub identification in the glen. Vining is well known throughout the county for his extensive knowledge of the glen and all that resides within. Participants will have a chance to question him on the fine details that comprise a solid identification.
For more information and reservations call 828-749-3031.
Pearson’s Falls ( is owned and operated by the Tryon Garden Club, a 501c(3) organization. Membership is open. Details may be obtained by calling Delia Tittle at 828-859-8372.
– article submitted by Jane Templeton

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