VillageSoup previews Feb. 4 talk by Greenlaw on Native American access to traditional plants

VillageSoup reported Suzanne Greenlaw, a doctoral student at the University of Maine School of Forest Resources, will lead a presentation on Native American access to traditional plants at noon on Feb. 4 at the Merryspring Nature Center in Camden. In 2016, the National Park Service Code of Federal Regulations was changed to allow opportunities for Native Americans to gather traditional plants within parklands, the article states. Greenlaw, a citizen of the Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians, will discuss her participatory research approach to facilitate sweetgrass and other plant harvesting, incorporating both scientific and traditional Wabanaki knowledge. The lecture is part of the Winter Talk series at Merryspring; admission is $5 or free for Merryspring members.