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SCCF teaches human uses of native plants

Tue, May 23, 2017 @ 10:00AM

Did you know that Henry Ford stuffed the seats of his cars with the air plant, Spanish moss, or that Thomas Edison used the giant native Seaside Goldenrod for electrical conductivity experiments? Calusa fishermen of the past used the poisonous saponins in certain native plants to harvest their fish. Stories like these are now being told at the ethno botany garden at the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation (SCCF). Observe palm frond baskets and Spanish moss rope being made every Tuesday at 10 a.m. and learn more about the human uses of Florida’s native plants. Cost is $3 per adult with SCCF members and children free. SCCF is located at 3333 San-Cap Rd.
 
 
 
 

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