Edible wild plants are nutritious and tasty, and gathering them in the wild offers a chance for exploration and discovery. Make plans to visit some wild places to collect nature's bounty. Better yet, try growing some edible wild plants in your home landscape. Bob will offer information and plant choices for you to convert some of your typical landscape plantings into more wild edible plantings by using a sampling of landscape plants native to the Great Plains region.
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Instructor Bob Henrickson is the Horticulture Program Coordinator at the Nebraska Statewide Arboretum, Inc. His responsibilities include assisting affiliated arboretum sites with plant collection and to acquire, propagate and produce plants for plant development and sales. Bob co-hosts a gardening talk show on KZUM, a community radio station in Lincoln. He is passionate about native plants that reflect a sense of place here on the Plains.