Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Senior Cadets "Survive" Botanical Hike

On April 29, 2016, the senior class joined by experts from the B'ham Botanical Gardens took a period-long hike on the trail that runs adjacent to Armory Road, next to Homewood High School's campus. During the excursion we learned about various edible & poisonous plants, as well as the history of the land being preserved.

The Arrowhead Ginger plant pictured above left, not only emits a very pleasant fragrance, it is also a safe plant to eat raw in order to gain calories/energy if you ever find yourself in a survival situation. Our botanist experts also highlighted that "generally", trees that have a smooth, grey barks can provide a survivor a readily edible source of fruits & nuts (pictured above right).