David Grasty WNC Bush Craft and Survival

LEARN EDIBLE PLANTS IN WILD — The Haywood Waterways Association hosts a wild edible walk Aug. 31 with survival expert David Grasty. Hike and learn about which local/native plants are edible in the field.

The Haywood Waterways Association is hosting a wild edible walk Saturday, Aug. 31. David Grasty will lead the hike and demonstrate which local/native plants are edible in the field.

Grasty is owner of WNC Bushcraft and Survival, instructor with the Piked Antler Project Survival Skills Center and a 20-year combat veteran/retired U.S. Air Force. He will explain different growing and harvesting seasons, as well as micro-climates, to give participants a broad perspective on wild edibles and survival skills.

The walk will last about 1.5 to 2 hours and is considered easy to moderate.

It is free for members and a $5 donation for nonmembers. Haywood Waterways’ memberships start at $25. Participants will meet at 2 p.m. at the Fines Creek Community Center, 190 Fines Creek Rd, Clyde.

Space is limited to 12 participants. The RSVP deadline is Aug. 29.

Reserve a spot by contacting Caitlin Worsham at Caitlinw.HWA@gmail.com or 828-476-4667, ext. 12.

Participants should wear comfortable trail shoes and weather appropriate clothing, and bring notepad/pencil and water. A camera is also recommended. Please leave pets at home.

For information on Grasty’s programs, visit www.facebook.com/wncbushcraftandsurvival/.

The event is part of Haywood Waterways’ “Get to Know Your Watershed” series of outdoor recreation activities working to raise awareness of Haywood County’s natural beauty. The organization’s mission is to educate and engage the public, and work in partnerships to maintain and improve Haywood County’s waterways. Visit www.haywoodwaterways.orgfor more information. Follow Haywood Waterways on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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