After a few clouds and sprinkles and a slow start, the sun came out and so did the people!
We had a great day at George Washing Carver National Monument Prairie Day. It was estimated that over 1300 people visited the Park Saturday. There were approximately 100 volunteers.
The visitors all seemed to enjoy learning about our native edible and medicinal plants. It was fun to see the children's expressions when tasting a tart sumac berry, or watch the butterflies go after the sweet creamy texture of the cut paw paw. Two persimmon seed were cut - one was a spoon, the other was a fork. The children especially liked the prickly pear and the adults liked the passion fruit. Children as well as adults tasted the mint, and elderberries. And to add some interest, we had a hedge apple - not edible or medicinal - but quite a topic of conversation.
Thank you so much to Pam and Debbie for helping set-up and tear down. And thank you to Cindy, Doug, Beth and Roy for giving us a break to eat some lunch and take a stroll to see the different displays.
Attached are a few photos.