4-H teams up with Adk Green Circle

LAKE PLACID - The Franklin County Cornell Cooperative Extension 4-H Program and the Adirondack Green Circle's Lost Arts program will be teaming up in the coming months to bring a a series of workshops entitled "Truly Wild" to the surrounding community.

This program is a series of five workshops that begin on May 2 and will continue through the summer months into September.

For those who love to hike, learn and explore, the "Truly Wild" workshop take participants deeper into the world they thought they knew. Learn how to survive on what grows on a lawn, in a field, near a stream or in the Adirondack forest. Learn the history, use and sustainability of Adirondack local "wild" plants, trees and weeds.

This 5 part series, taught by Pat Banker, 4-H Living History Instructor will help youth and their adult chaperones learn how to recognize and prepare many types of wild edibles, experience green history in a hands-on environment and construct their own Field Guide as they go along. Gail Brill and Cris Winters, two artists in the Green Circle will help the children construct their own field guide to the plants discovered during the workshops.

The first workshop is May 2, 2 p.m. at Heaven Hill Farm, Bear Cub Road in Lake Placid. The dates of the subsequent workshops are June 29th, July 20th, August 24th and September 22nd. Locations for those workshops are to be determined.

The workshops are open to adults only if they bring a child between the ages of 9-18. It is part of the Lost Arts and 4-H philosophy that these life sustaining skills be passed on to future generations.

There will be a $3 registration fee for insurance and registration in the 4-H Program. Space is limited. Pre-register by calling Pat Banker at 327-3457.

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