Thursday, November 08, 2012

Darryl Patton: the Southern Herbalist

Join us on Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 6:30 pm for a presentation by renown herbalist and folk medicine expert Darryl Patton - the Southern Herbalist - at Birmingham Public Library's Springville Road Regional Library.

Darryl Patton is a primitive and 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, is an instructor with Randall's Adventure Training in Ft. Payne, and has been a consultant for the Discovery Channel's 'Man vs. Wild' with Bear Gryllis.

The presentation will last about forty-five minutes and will focus on the traditional edible and medicinal uses of many of the indigenous plants that can be found in the Appalachian region of the southeastern states. Patton will have many plants that are common to our area on hand during the presentation and will have copies of his book 'Mountain Medicine, the Herbal Remedies of Tommie Bass' available for purchase during the program.

This event is presented as part of an ongoing series of gardening programs presented by the Springville Road Regional Branch of the Birmingham Public Library.

Darryl Patton - Southern Herbalist
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Springville Road Library

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