CCC Community Talk to Focus on Practical Uses of Willamette Valley Plants

The Clackamas Community College Horticulture Department is hosting a community talk featuring guest speaker Esther Stutzman from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Oct. 9 at the McLoughlin Auditorium, 19600 Molalla Ave. in Oregon City.

The talk, “Ethnobotany and the First Foods of the Willamette Valley,” will focus on the practical uses of plants in our region. Stutzman is a native Oregonian and traditional American Indian storyteller of the Kalapuya/Coos heritage. She has been telling stories for more than 50 years, having learned about the ancient ways of her culture from her grandmothers.

The event is free and open to the community. For more information, contact Loretta Mills at or 503-594-3292.

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