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Tour to teach how to ID edible plants

Pioneer Kentuckians knew about the state's edible plants, and visitors to Waveland State Historic Site at Lexington later this week can learn about them too.

Waveland staff member Chris Propes will host a tour of the site's 15 acres, identifying and explaining edible plants in the region. He will show some of the way pioneers lived off the land before agricultural development.

The state Parks Department says Waveland includes a variety of plant environments, with a small wooded area, spring branch and meadow.

The tour at 2 p.m. EDT Friday. The fee is $7 for adults, $6 for senior citizens and $4 for students of any age. Participants should wear comfortable shoes and may use cameras or sketch pads, but specimen collection isn't permitted in state parks.

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