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Weeds for Your Needs: A Virtual Garden Event with Doug Elliott

Tuesday, February 9, 2021
11:00 am12:30 pm
Weeds for Your Needs: A Virtual Garden Event with Doug Elliott

"A Celebration of Useful & Interesting Wild Plants -Their Stories, Songs & Lore"

Whether he's spinning Spanish moss, pointing out poison ivy, pontificating on poke sallet, demonstrating basketry techniques, or singing about berries, herbalist and author Doug Elliott is known for his lively storytelling as well as his broad, practical, scientific and cultural knowledge of useful wild plants.

Elliott brings us an engaging virtual concert of tales, tunes, traditional plant lore, outrageous personal narratives, and natural history fact stranger than fiction — all flavored with regional dialects, soulful harmonica riffs, and more than a few belly laughs.

ADMISSION: Donations are gratefully accepted. Please click HERE to register for this special Zoom event!


Doug Elliott is an herbalist, naturalist, basket maker and author. He has spent a great deal of time with traditional country folk and indigenous people, learning their stories, folklore and traditional ways of relating to plants. For many years he made his living gathering and selling herbs. In recent years he has performed and taught from Canada to the Caribbean. He has been a featured storyteller at the National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough, TN and has conducted workshops and programs at the American Museum of Natural History in New York, the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto, and the Smithsonian Institution. He has trained rangers for the National Park Service and guided people on wilderness experiences from Down-east Maine to the Florida Everglades.

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