I just found this guy thanks to "StraightRazor". His name is Charles Allen, he is a guy who wrote a edible plants book; Edible Plants of the Gulf South by Charles Allen
. He also does wildflowers and butterflies.
I am looking for some people who are close enough to this area to take the class. It is around Central Louisiana--Alexandria--Leesville.
I just spoke with him on 8-19-10 at 12:50 CST. Dr. Allen has a brown bag lunch class at Ft. Polk--Leesville-- on September 23 at 11:30am, but it is only for a hour. He stated he has two free Saturdays; one is September 18 and October 2--The class would be from about 8 or 9 to 12 or one or so. We would walk/hike for part of the class and some plants he would have on a table for us. If we can get at least five people. Let me know here in this post or PM me.
Below are some web sites and information on Dr. Allen.
Plant Identification Walks and/or Workshops Available On DemandWould you like to learn to Louisiana wildflowers, graminoids, edible plants, trees or any other plants? Any combination of walks and/or workshops are available for groups of five or more so get your friends together and call (337-328-2252) Cell: 337-378-9151or email. This would also be great for your church or gardening or other group. You can choose wildflowers, grasses, sedges, rushes, trees, shrubs, vines, or even edible plants or a combination. And you can opt for a tour or inside workshop or both. The teacher is Dr Charles Allen, author of Edible Plants of the Gulf South, Trees, Shrubs, and Woody Vines of Louisiana, and Grasses of Louisiana. He has led many tours and workshops during the past 30 years. Tours and Workshops generally last about four hours but longer or shorter ones can be arranged. The minimum number is five (surely you have that many friends) and the cost is $30 each for groups of 5 to 10 and $25 each for groups of 11 or more. This price includes plant lists and a signed copy of your choice of one of the three books. Call or email to schedule a walk or workshop