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Cherokee Plant Lore & More

Dates:October 5, 2024
Meets:Sa from 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Location:Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Cost: $79.00

There are still openings remaining at this time.


Did you know that native plant material was the "General Store" for Indians and their white neighbors? In this course you'll learn what was edible and medicinal, sample some traditional Cherokee foods, and tour the Cherokee Botanical Gardens.

You must be 18 or older to register for and attend a Smoky Mountain Field School course.

Note: Participants are required to sign an electronic release and assumption of risk form before attending this course.


Student praise for this course: "I really appreciated Ila Hatter's personal touch to the course. Her integrating stories about her own family history and experiences made a much deeper impact than a straightforward factual presentation."


Meet at Oconaluftee Visitor Center porch in Cherokee, North Carolina.
Fee: $79.00

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Ila Hatter

Smoky Mountain Field School instructor Ila Hatter is an interpretive naturalist, artist, storyteller, wildcrafter, and gourmet cook with more than 31 years of experience teaching the cultural heritage of native plants. She is the producer of Roadside Rambles, a wild foods cookbook, and a video series titled Wild Edibles and Medicinals of Southern Appalachia.


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