24 of the Most Useful Wild Plants – Martin Payne
24 of the Most Useful Wild Plants
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Big Ideas & Takeaways:
- Learn about an incredible, one-of-a-kind project for posterity, The Useful Wild Plants Project.
- This Project has been ongoing for 46 years, and seeks to assimilate the uses for essentially all, native and naturalized wild plants in Texas, the Southeast, the Southwest, the Southern Plains and Northern Mexico.
- Four archive-quality encyclopedias have been written and published to date; 10 more are pending.
- Discover 24 important, ubiquitous wild plants, and their uses –including some unique content you have probably never heard.
About the Speaker:
A native of Houston, Texas, Martin Payne holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin. He has been active in various phases of the upstream oil and gas industry for 36 years. Martin has a wide variety of interests, including growing grass-fed beef, metal fabrication, gardening, wild plants, primitive skills and running engines on wood and charcoal! His charcoal-powered motorcycle and utility vehicle have been displayed at Mother Earth News Fairs. Martin is a past Scoutmaster and current Scout leader, and serves on the Board of Trustees of Useful Wild Plants, Inc.