RANGELEY – The Natural Science Program at the Wilhelm Reich Museum on Dodge Pond Road will host a “Wild Medicinal Plant Walk” from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 20, at the sheltered classroom.

It will be presented by Gail Faith Edwards, a medicinal herbalist. She will explain the medicinal and edible value of wild plants, how to recognize them, where to find them, and how to gather and use them. After the introduction at the classroom, the group will take a walk on some of the museum trails to find, identify and discuss plants.

Edwards is founder and director of Blessed Maine Herb Farm in Athens, in Somerset County, where she grows and sells certified organic herbs and herb products. She also conducts workshops and apprenticeships there, and has lectured at Yale School of Nursing, The College of the Atlantic, the University of Maine and the Common Ground Fair. She has written two books, “Opening Our Wild Hearts to the Healing Herbs” and “Traversing the Wild Terrain of Menopause: Herbal Allies for Mid-Life Women and Men.”

Participants are asked to dress for weather and bug conditions. Sturdy shoes, bug spray, sunscreen and water are advised. Interested parties should meet at the sheltered classroom on the hill by the observatory. The workshop is free of charge and all are welcome.

For more information, people can call the museum at 864-3443.

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