Virginia Native Plant Society Jefferson Chapter Meeting: all welcome!
Steve Pullinger will join us to discuss the use of native plants in Native American culture, touching upon the roles some of our local flora play in food, medicine, and other applications. He will talk about basic survival needs and emergency supplies, in case one of us is hurt or lost while looking for that elusive plant. Steve has taught survival and primitive living skills for the past 30 years to school groups, Scouts, 4-H members, preppers, and in paid workshops. He and wife Deborah, both Master Naturalists, introduce these skills to the Jr. Naturalist groups that they lead at Ivy Creek and in Fluvanna County. Steve was a street EMT for 20 years and certified in SOLO Wilderness first aid. He and Deborah homesteaded for 20+ years, producing roughly 80 percent of their food, and Steve has been an avid organic gardener and beekeeper for the past 40 years. He has been actively involved in the Rivanna Conservation Alliance since the late ’90s.