Mycol Stevens has a masters in aquatic ecology and has worked as a botanist for the past 4 years for the FWC throughout FL. He has traveled much of Central and South America and Africa, and has learned from some of the best teachers including Frank Cook whom recently passed.

Marc Williams is an ethnobotanist. He has studied plants intensively while learning to use them for food, medicine, and beauty. His training includes a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies concentrating in Sustainable Agriculture from Warren Wilson College, over a decade working at a multitude of restaurants, various farms, and travels throughout 22 countries in North/Central America and Europe. Marc has taught hundreds of people about the marvelous world of plants and their respective uses. In May he will receive a master’s degree in Appalachian Studies concentrating in Sustainable Development with a minor in Geography and Planning from Appalachian State University. His thesis is on the most useful food plants of Appalachia.

Amongst the fresh blooms and new life of local spring flora, workshops will include a Botany 101 presentation, an Ethnobotany Walk, a Photo Exhibit, a Beach Walk, and Honey Mead Making.

The cost will be $100 per person, which includes accommodations at the Hostel for the Friday and Saturday night as well as a beautiful vegetarian dinner on both nights. Bring your notebook, any relevant books you have, a camera, etc. Handouts will be provided.

“Teach a man to fish, ya got the food for life. Let your food be your medicine.”