Friday, August 6

This is a 2-part program:
12:00 – 1:00 PM, Zoom

1:30 – 2:30 PM, Live Walkabout at the Library

Join Mark “Merriwether” Vorderbruggen in a presentation online via ZOOM for a discussion on the wild edible plants of Dripping Springs and later for a a live walkabout at the library grounds identifying the wild edible plants of Dripping Springs. You can register for one or both!

Mark “Merriwether” Vorderbruggen, Ph.D. is often (somewhat) jokingly described as a scientist raised by wolves. Having a M.S. in medicinal chemistry and a Ph.D. in physical organic chemistry, he brings science into the world of wild edible and medicinal plants. On the science side he has fourteen patents and numerous articles in research journals from his career as an oilfield chemist. But his true love is plants and the miracles they contain. He hosts one of the top wild edible/medicinal plant sites on the internet; he’s written countless foraging articles for a wide variety of magazines; taught hundreds of foraging walkabouts; appeared on radio, TV, and podcasts and has written a popular book on the subject.