Austin Founder Lions Club

Useful Wild Plants - Scooter Cheatham

  • 06 Mar 2014
  • 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM
  • 700 Dawson Rd, Austin TX, 78704


  • please note there will be a $5 fee for parking in the garage.

Useful Wild Plants
Scooter Cheatham

introduction by Lion Roberto Martinez

False Day

Scooter CheathamSpeaker's Bio: Mr. Cheatham is an architect and botanist who has managed multi-disciplinary land use studies of the Texas coast for the General Land Office; he has taught design, graphics, and watercolor in the Department of Architecture at The University of Texas at Austin; rebuilt Native American Caddoan and Pamunkey sites; and provided drawings and photographs for various botanical field guides. 

His major effort over the past 30 years has been to direct, illustrate, write, edit and lay out the Encyclopedia of the Useful Wild Plants of Texas, a 12-volume, 6000-page work produced by the Useful Wild Plants Project and designed to find and publicize textile, food, construction, and pharmaceutical uses for native plants, ensuring the plants' survival and the continued viability of farming and ranching families and communities. 

He is president of EarthFit and Useful Wild Plants, Inc., director of the Useful Wild Plants Project, and co-author of the Useful Wild Plants of Texas, the Southeastern and Southwestern United States, the Southern Plains, and Northern Mexico. 

His architectural projects include commercial, civic, and residential designs as well as landscape designs that minimize human impact on the site and maximize protection of the native flora, fauna, and geological features. 

His projects in experimental archeology and architecture have resulted in full-scale reconstructions of Native American dwellings serving as educational exhibits at prehistoric and historic sites. 

Featured Lunch Menu: 
Marinated Grilled Petite Tender Medallions accompanied by Caramelized Onion Green Beans, chive & Cheddar Mashed Potatoes; 
Romaine and Iceberg Blended Lettuce, Shredded Carrots, Cucumbers & Tomatoes, Croutons; 
Strawberry Short Cake (there will be strawberries and cream available as Gluten Free option)

Please register by noon on Wednesday

We order meals based on your reservations and must pay for them even if you do not show up. Please keep this in mind if your plans shift and cancel your reservation so we can adjust the headcount.

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