Surprising Uses of Native Plants by Native Americans and Early Texans

January 28, 2017 - Austin, TX

Surprising Uses of Native Plants by Native Americans and Early Texans

Saturday, January 28, from 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

This thought-provoking and interesting program - free and open to the public - is proudly presented by the Mueller P.O.A. Landscape Committee and the Friends of the Mueller Prairie.  Come to the Wildflower Terrace Theater: 3801 Berkman Drive, Austin, TX 78723.

  
Patty Leslie-Pasztor, horticulturalist and ethnobotanist

Ever wonder how the Native Americans lived off the land here in Central Texas? 
Learn how they and the early settlers used native plants (just like the ones we have planted in the Mueller Demonstration Garden) for food, medicine and fiber. Almost every plant in our Demonstration Garden had some historical use: food, drink, medicine, fiber for clothing or utensils or dyes.

Patty Leslie-Pasztor served as a horticulturalist for the San Antonio Botanical Gardens and a Park Naturalist at Friedrich Wilderness Park.  She currently conducts workshops on landscaping for butterflies and birds as well as workshops on ethnobotany for landowners, teachers and archaeologists. 
Patty is the coauthor of Texas Trees: A Friendly Guide.

Adults and families with children will find a lot to fascinate them in this talk. A walk in the park won’t be the same afterward!