Nadia will share information on wildflowers, shrubs, and fruit trees that provide food for you! Identification tips will be discussed, growth requirements, when and what to harvest, what to eat, and how to prepare. Nadia will also point out non-native, edible plants that may show up in your garden, as well as “look-alikes” that may be toxic or questionable. Note: This webinar on native edibles is intended as general information only. As with any foods, there is a potential for allergic reactions when consuming native edibles. Always seek the advice of a health professional with any questions about touching or eating any plant matter.
The webinar, to be held via Zoom, will be 45 minutes including a question and answer session. The webinar will be recorded, and sent to all registrants as well as posted to our YouTube channel.
Dr. Nadia Navarrete-Tindall owns the consulting business Native Plants & More, and is also the Specialty Crops & Native Plant Specialist for Lincoln University in Jefferson City. In her past work at Lincoln University, Nadia created the LU-Native Plants Program, the purpose of which was to increase awareness about the importance of native plants in conservation and as specialty crops through outreach and education. Nadia obtained funding from the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) for the collaborative effort to create the LU-Community Garden, LU-Farmers Market and LU-Commercial Kitchen, and the FINCA project: Families Integrating Nature, Conservation and Agriculture. In 2008 she received Missouri’s highest conservation honor as she was inducted into the Conservation Hall of Fame as a Master Conservationist.Register Here