The North Carolina Association of Environmental Professionals (NCAEP) will hold a single-day Spring Herb Identification Workshop in the field in Orange County on 10 April 2015. The field trip will be led by wildcrafter Will Endres. The workshop will not only teach spring herb identification, but also discuss the plants' historic uses, including their medicinal and edible properties. This field trip is designed for environmental professionals, botanists, and students who are responsible for conducting environmental surveys.
Will Endres is an herbalist, wildcrafter, and outdoor guide with more than 40 years' experience. He has been deeply influenced by the traditional Cherokee approach to plants and medicine. He has taught over 400 apprentices and countless community members about the bounty of Piedmont wild plants. He has been in business for 36 years and sells his products through Weaver Street Market in Hillsboro. His website is:
Registration: In order to make the most of this learning experience, and for the safety of all participants and the habitats we visit, registration is limited to 14. Registrants will receive a confirmation email with additional trip details.
If there is an extreme weather even or emergency cancellation, registrants will be contacted via email.
Equipment:Please bring a lunch, as we will eat lunch while in the field. Please wear appropriate field clothes and shoes. The field trip is planned rain or shine, so please plan and prepare accordingly.
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