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Cahaba Group April Meeting / Darryl Patton Plant Walk @ Ruffner Mtn

April 11, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for the April Meeting of the Sierra Club Cahaba Group in which renowned herbalist and forager Darryl Patton will lead a plant walk/discussion at the Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve.

You do not need to be a Sierra Club member to attend.

We will meet in the parking lot/picnic pavilion of the Nature Center at 6:00pm and walk from there along a trail where Darryl will point out medicinal and edible plants “in the wild” as it were.

Darryl Patton is a wilderness survival expert, outdoorsman, adventure traveler, and herbalist who studied under the tutelage of Tommie Bass – one of the last of the old Appalachian Mountain herb doctors. Darryl teaches wilderness survival skills around the country and is an instructor with Randall’s Adventure Training in Ft. Payne, has been a consultant for the Discovery Channel’s ‘Man vs. Wild’ with Bear Grylls, and also is the author of ‘Mountain Medicine, The Herbal Remedies of Tommie Bass.’

The walk will last about forty-five minutes and Darryl will focus on presenting the traditional edible and medicinal uses of many of the indigenous plants that can be found in the Appalachian region of the southeastern states.

The walk will not be strenuous and is suitable for all ages. Wear comfortable shoes. Time permitted, we will meet back at the pavilion at Ruffner to continue the discussion.

There are restrooms and a water fountain at the picnic pavilion.


April 11, 2019
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Ruffner Mountain
1214 81st St S
Birmingham, AL 35206 United States
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