Friends of the Arboretum Lecture and Book Launch

"Good Berry, Bad Berry: Finding and Identifying the Most Common Wild Berries of North America"
Helen Yoest, Gardening With Confidence

  • Thursday, February 11, 2016 – 7:30 pm9:00 pm

Foraging is hot right now, but did you know there are berries in your own back yard that you can eat? Have you walked your local greenway and wondered if the berries you spied were edible? Good Berry, Bad Berry is a homeowners guide to what's edible, what's toxic, and how to tell the difference.

There are a few recipes with good berries that you probably never knew were edible. Beautyberry jelly anyone?

The powerpoint 60 minute presentation takes the audience through examples of identifying wild edible plants ... in your own area

Come a taste some home-made Callicarpa jelly, a.k.a. beauty berry jelly. Who knew? Helen does!

Book Launch and Signing

Helen's presentation is based on her newly released book, Good Berry, Bad Berry: Finding and Identifying the Most Common Wild Berries of North America (2016, St. Lynn's Press). Signed copies of er book will be available for sale before and after the lecture.

Helen Yoest and her new book

About Helen Yoest

Helen Yoest is a outdoor enthusiasts and curious gardener—curious about plants and how they can be used for the their edibility, wildlife, and ornamental value. As an award winning writer and columnist, Helen's work appears in Country Gardens, Better Homes and Gardens, Southern Living, Martha Stewart Living, and many others.

Helen is the author of Gardening With Confidence and Plants With Benefits, and her work has been featured in the New York Times, Here most recent book, Good Berry, Bad Berry, is just out. Helen lives in Raleigh, North Carolina, tending to her half-acre wildlife habitat.

Free for Friends of the JC Raulston Arboretum members, NC State University students (with ID), and Department of Horticultural Science faculty and staff, all others $5.00.
Advance registration is not available.
Ruby C. McSwain Education Center, JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State University, 4415 Beryl Road, Raleigh, North Carolina.
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Free parking is available at the JC Raulston Arboretum and along Beryl Road.
Please call (919) 513-7005 for more information about this lecture.