Many of the plants which we ignore on our walks in the woods actually played an important part in the everyday lives of North American indigenous people. And many people are surprised to learn what they considered as delicacies, such as grubs, baby birds and grasshoppers. Roger will also talk about how they used various trees for housing and weapons as well as the challenges of foraging for their livelihood. Among this seemingly primitive existence, indigenous people knew how to make aspirin, which they used for headaches and soothing aches and pains encountered at the "office."
Saturday, January 30, 2016 - 11:00am to 2:00pm
Hoyt Arboretum Friends
4000 SW Fairview Ave.
Portland, OR 97221United States
Hoyt Arboretum Visitor Center