“Every plant has a purpose, and every plant has a story,” he sings
How do you ease a toothache, cure a fever or hasten healing of a broken bone? Chances are you head to your local pharmacy – but that has not always been the best way to go.
Join Dr. Wildweed (alias Foster Brown) on Tuesday, October 16 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Big Creek Park, Meyer Center in Chardon. Through fiddle playing, storytelling and audience participation, Dr. Wildweed emphasizes that “every plant has a purpose, and every plant has a story.” In depicting the life of an old-time herbalist, Dr. Wildweed uses familiar wild plants to “treat” common illnesses with herbs and humor, revealing the uniqueness and wonders of the plant world.
Dr. Wildweed is one of several alter egos developed by Foster Brown, an historical interpreter/naturalist for Cleveland Metroparks since 1996. However, his realm of influence is much broader in that he also brings his original brand of edu-tainment to folk festivals, nature centers, national parks, and other events across the country.
Foster is an award-winning National Association for Interpretation master Font-liner Interpreter and has been acknowledged for his songwriting and music skills by Parents’ Choice Magazine. Writing songs, developing educational characters, and storytelling are normal modes he uses in programs. However, you may also find him in a 34-foot voyageur canoe, on a bicycle, or leading a trail hike about various natural and cultural history topics…or come across one of his music CDs in a library, school, or gift shop.
Geauga Park District’s free-to-attend, all-ages Dr. Wildweed program will be presented in conjunction with Blackbrook Audubon Society after a brief business meeting. The venue is wheelchair/stroller accessible. Call 440-286-9516 with questions.