Pine Mountain Settlement School
Series 22: ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION
Series 23: E. J. CARR PLANT CENTER
Guide to Edible Plants
TABS: Ellwood J. Carr, E. J. Carr Plant Center, Guide to Edible Plants, Ellwood “Bud” Jerome Carr, naturalists, botanists, edible plants collection, Environment Education, Euell Gibbons, collection of jarred seeds and plants
E. J. CARR PLANT CENTER Guide to Edible Plants
Ellwood J. Carr: Naturalist and Donor of the “E. J. Carr Plant Center” Collection Located in the Girls Industrial Building
Ellwood Jerome Carr, who preferred to be called “Bud” throughout his life, was 95 years old when he died on March 26, 2005, in Brodhead, Kentucky. His long life as a naturalist was often punctuated with accomplishment and his contributions to southeastern Kentucky are well-known to those interested in the flora and fauna of this region.
His Edible Plants Collection is regularly used in the Environmental Education program, a central focus of Pine Mountain Settlement School’s educational programming. Recently, his collections have been used in classes in foodways and in the Industrial Kitchen programming at Pine Mountain Settlement.
The following GALLERY represents only some of the many plants represented in this large collection. Carr’s interest in edible plants has often resulted in his comparison to another self-taught botanist, Euell Gibbons, who was popular in the 1970s.
E. J. CARR PLANT CENTER Guide
ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION Guide 1972 to present
E. J. CARR About the Donor (Biography)
E. J. CARR PLANT CENTER Edible Plant Workshop Narrative
E. J. CARR PLANT CENTER Slides Edible Plant Workshop