Pine Mountain Settlement School
Series 22: Friends and Visitors at Pine Mountain Settlement School
Series 23: Ellwood Jerome Carr Botanical Collection
ELLWOOD J. CARR BOTANICAL COLLECTION GUIDE TO EDIBLE PLANTS
Naturalist and Donor of the “Ellwood J. Carr Botanical Collection”
Plant Center (Girl’s 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 regularly 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. The following GALLEY 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, Euel Gibbons, who was popular in the 1970s.