Peterson to speak on foraging for wild foods

Published 7:08 pm Wednesday, November 9, 2011

On Wednesday, Nov. 15 at 1 p.m. the community is invited to join the Tryon Garden Club at the Tryon Depot. Lee Allen Peterson, author of “A Field Guide to Edible Wild Plants,” will discuss foraging for wild foods.

Peterson is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University in the natural sciences and he is intimately acquainted with the field guide approach created by his father, Roger Tory Peterson.

Peterson has traveled widely in the United States and Canada and is well versed in the study and practice of gastronomic botany. He has lectured on edible wild plants and conducted wild food forays throughout the United States. Much of his early field work was done in the Smokey Mountains region of North Carolina and Georgia.

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In addition to writing about and illustrating natural history subjects, Peterson and his wife, Courtney, live on a sheep farm in southeastern Pennsylvania, where they design and create jewelry with a natural history motif.

This meeting is open to the public.

The Tryon Garden Club is a non-profit organization. For membership information contact Delia Tittle at  828-859-8372.

– article submitted by Jane Templeton