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Ozarks Wild Edibles Being Offered in Ava

If the idea of trekking out in the woods and having the know-how to harvest and enjoy your own wild feast appeals to you, University of Missouri Douglas County Extension has an opportunity coming up to learn more about edible plants growing in local woods. Plants have played an important role in all aspects of life throughout the history of the Ozarks. From native species, to non-native or naturalized species, many plants have helped to sustain life throughout the ages. “Ozarks Wild Edibles” features information on historical and traditional uses of many of these plants.

Ozarks Wild Edibles will be presented by Patricia French, who has worked with many facets of natural resource management during her 26 plus years with the Missouri Department of Conservation, on Saturday, September 14th, from 10:00 a.m.-noon at the Ava Victory Academy in Ava, Missouri. Cost for the program is $10; with $5 for each additional person from the same address (one set of handouts will be provided per household).

For more information, visit the Douglas County Extension web site at