George Washington Carver Days and Prairie Days

Chair person:  Sherry McBride

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George Washington Carver Days

What a great day at George Washington Carver National Monument.  Approximately 1200 people came to visit from the four state area.
We had a wonderful display of Native Plants - Landscaping, Edible, and Medicinal.  We had some fun with the visitors and gave away a butterfly weed (thanks to Gwen) to those who could answer at least three questions to our Native Plant Quiz.

Thank you to the Volunteers who helped make the day a success - Linda Anderson, Pam Bartkowski, Lee House, Beth Persons, Gwen Schroder, Debbie Seufert, Linda Simmons, and John & Debbie Wrigley

Sherry McBride

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Prairie Days

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.

Sherry McBride

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