Whitson presenting during historical society meeting

Staff Writer
Woodford Times

Kathy Whitson, a Eureka College professor, will give a presentation about eating wild plants at the Woodford County Historical Society meeting at 7 p.m. April 12.

The meeting will be held in the Fireside Room of the Eureka Christian Church, 203 S. Main St.

The meeting is free and the public is welcome.

An increased interest in organic foods and survival in the event of a catastrophe have encouraged people to learn about the food that is all around them in the form of weeds.

Whitson’s talk will be titled “A Return to My Roots: Eating from the Wild.”

She spent part of last summer on a retreat in the Appalachian Mountains where she ate some wild plant each day, and she will share her experiences and knowledge with those in attendance.

The Historical Society provides monthly meetings that maintain interest in the county, its past and its resources.

The meetings are held at various places throughout the county on the second Thursday of the month from March through December. The May 10 meeting will feature Randal Saxon describing the burning of Washington, D.C., during the War of 1812. It will be held at the park building in Roanoke.

For more information call Karen Fyke at 467-4525 or Barbara Bradle at 467-3106 or drop by the Society’s mini-museum and research room at 112 N. Main in Eureka from 1-4 p.m. on Wednesday or Friday.