Press Contact: Beth Krusi, 
Director of Marketing & Communications
Montshire Museum of Science, One Montshire Road, Norwich, VT 05055 

802-649-2200 x222 | beth.krusi@montshire.org

Using Plants in the Wild

May 27, 2008
For Immediate Release

NORWICH, VT. -- Learn about useful wild plants in our local flora through Using Plants in the Wild, an enlightening workshop co-hosted by the Montshire Museum's Center for Native Plant Studies and the New England Wild Flower Society (NEWFS).

On Saturday, June 14, join botanist and primitive skills specialist Arthur Haines outside at the Montshire for a special hands-on exploration of the wild plants found in our local woods and long used for various purposes by Native Americans. In this workshop, held from 2 to 4 p.m., you will sample wild food, make cords, and learn about some of the many useful products that can be made with local plants. You will see a demonstration of friction fire making using native plant materials, and you'll encounter plants first-hand as you learn their interesting stories. Come prepared to gain an enhanced appreciation of the importance of wild flora for human survival; come prepared as well for all weather conditions, as you'll experience plants in the wild, rain or shine.

To register, please contact NEWFS at 508-877-7630 (ext. 3303) or visit http://www.newfs.org. Montshire and NEWFS members $25, non-members $30.