On Wednesday, I along with several other members of the Sustainable Gwinnett Meetup group traveled to North Georgia to learn about edible and medicinal plants of the Southern Appalachian region from Susan Howell. I could do a long post on the trip but suffice to say, you can learn a lot by observing the undisturbed ecological reference (zone 5) of your own bioregion with a knowledgeable herbalist as your guide. I have a small patch of zone 5 in my backyard; I’m definitely going to keep it intact.
Patricia is the program Director of Botano Logos School for Herbal Studies in Rabun County, Georgia. Their website can be accessed here.