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Flora for Fauna: Wild Foods and their Nutritional Value

  • Canton Historical Society 25 Turner Street Canton, ME, 04221 United States (map)

Arthur Haines will speak on the forgotten species’ diet of Homo sapiens with an emphasis on the historical foods of humans residing in Maine. He will provide examples of the nutritional superiority of wild plants local to Canton and discuss their role in protecting from chronic disease. Mr. Haines will take a look at our biological (or historical) norms--patterns of living that define each species on the planet. Whether one is to discuss a wolf, a caribou, or an eagle, there are features of these animal's lives that define them. Given their unique adaptations, they are tailored, through evolution, to living in a particular way (e.g., a caribou cannot enjoy the diet of a wolf). Historical use, lore, and native names will be included where appropriate. Examples of eco-conscientious practices of harvesting and evidence-based herbal medicine will be highlighted.

This event is free of admission and open to the public. The venue is handicap accessible. Refreshments will be served. Doors open at 6 p.m.

Later Event: May 3
Spring Foraging