Westside Regional Library presents Botanist Dr. Charles Allen

Westside Regional Library presents Botanist Dr. Charles Allen
Alexandria, Louisiana—CSU Senior Botanist and retired ULM Professor of Botany, Dr. Charles Allen will give a hands-on presentation of edible and useful plants of the Gulf South, Monday, June 2, 2014, 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m., at Westside Regional Library.  Dr. Allen will offer both dried and fresh samples of edible plants found in the Gulf South.    Dr. Allen is a Senior Botanist with Colorado State University stationed at Fort Polk, a retired Professor of Botany from the University of Louisiana at Monroe, and a charter member and past president of the Louisiana Native Plant Society.  He will be selling and signing copies of his books, Louisiana Wildflower Guide and Edible Plants of the Gulf South. Participants will have the opportunity to smell and taste samples of the plants on display.
Admission is free and light refreshments will be served. For more information, please contact Tammy DiBartolo at 318-442-2483, ext. 1906.
For information about the Rapides Parish Library, visit www.rpl.org or call 445-2411.
The Rapides Parish Library is a medium-size public library, serving Rapides Parish located in central Louisiana. The library consists of a Main Library, 5 urban branches, 4 rural branches, a bookmobile, a van service to the homebound, and a van service to child development centers
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