We will be touring several natural areas near the Prophet Aquatic Center near Emporia, KS.
Co-facilitators Courtney Masterson and Frank Norman will explain the key features to help you identify native plants in each of these systems. You will learn where each of these plants grows best, what services they offer within their native systems, how they might be useful as food or medicine for people or other wildlife, and how they might fit within your own local permaculture designs. We encourage participants to come dressed for a hike in hats, sturdy pants, and walking shoes or boots (no sandals). Bring along water, a portable snack, sunscreen, insect repellent, your camera, and a notebook.
Courtney Masterson, owner of Native Lands, LLC is an Ecologist, Educator, and passionate advocate for native plants and ecosystems. She and her partner Ryan specialize in native landscape management for everything from your backyard to multi-acre prairies and forests.
Frank Norman, the founder of Kansas Herbalist, is a Plant Ecologist and Botanist with expertise in restoration, rare plant surveys, wetland assessments, and botanical inventories. Through Kansas Herbalist, he offers herb walks, classes and workshops, backyard botany surveys, and herbal consultations.