'Wild Thyme Tea' at the Canyon Center Features Ingredients from Mother Nature's Pantry


You are invited to a "Wild Thyme Tea" at the Little River Canyon Center on Saturday, June 30 from 1-4 p.m.

The REAL Mad Hatter, Smoky Mountain Naturalist and Wildcrafter Ila Hatter, will host this event, which will feature ingredients from Mother Nature's Pantry.

Ila Hatter, known as "The Lady of the Forest,"  is seen on UNC-TV (PBS) and featured in national magazines. She has produced videos on edible and medicinal plants, as well as a wild foods cookbook.

Some of the mouth-watering delicacies making an appearance on the table at this special event will be watercress sandwiches, wild preserves, pastries and a variety of teas and coffee substitutes. Guests will have the opportunity to explore the world of teas including their health benefits and learn how to create herbal tea blends from one's own herb garden or woodlands. 

The price for this event is $25 per person. Pre-registration is required and space is limited. This event is appropriate for ages 12 and up.

The Little River Canyon Center is located in Fort Payne, Ala., 10 minutes from DeSoto State Park.

Call JSU Field Schools at 256-782-5697 or email fieldschool@jsu.edu to reserve your space.