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Darryl Patton Plant Walk at Ruffner Mountain with Cahaba Group Sierra Club

April 12, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


April 12, 2018
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve
1214 81st St S, Birmingham, AL 35206, USA United States
Darryl Patton Plant Walk at Ruffner Mountain.
Cahaba Group Sierra Club Meeting – Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 6pm at Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve.
Join us for the April Meeting of the Cahaba Group of the Sierra Club in which renowned herbalist and forager Darryl Patton will lead a plant walk/discussion at the Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve.

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. Patton 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’.

Patton’s walk will last about forty-five minutes and he 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. 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.