Learn about native edibles June 21

June 13, 2014

NEW — 4:45 p.m. June 13, 2014

What did Pacific Northwest natives eat before Safeway and McDonald’s dotted the landscape?

They relied on everything that the surrounding nature and forests had to offer.

Newcastle resident Reed Ingalls will share his knowledge of nutrient rich edible plants found in local forests and fields in a 10 a.m. June 21 presentation at the Newcastle Library, 12901 Newcastle Way.

Ingalls, an avid hiker and backpacker, is the Weed Warriors’ secretary, and is a team member with the National Wildlife Federation’s effort to certify Newcastle as a Wildlife Habitat Community.