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Prerecorded December 18, 2008
Ila Hatter’s mission is to tune people in to the many ways they can make Mother Nature’s pantry and medicine cabinet their own. Hatter does not forage the woods in the hope of making a profit. “In my case, I’m not gathering things to sell but instead am using them for education – teaching people what these plants are, how to identify them, what the traditional uses are, what the potential market might be for them. I combine my knowledge of the flora with folklore, telling interesting stories that go with the botany of what I do.” Her work is guided by a quote from writer Henry David Thoreau. “Thoreau wrote that ‘the woods and fields are a table always spread,’. To me, that’s exactly what I do – that’s what I teach”
Ila Hatter, a descendant of Pocahontas (whose mother was Amopostuskee, a Cherokee of the Kituwah Clan... and whose father was Wahunsunacock (aka "King") Powhatan), was raised on natural remedies along with a love and respect for nature. This led her into exploring the uses of native plants while living in the South from Texas to the Smoky Mountains, the Caribbean, Spain, and Southern Appalachia
Ila, known as THE LADY OF THE FOREST, is an interpretive naturalist, artist, wildcrafter, and gourmet cook with more than 25 years experience teaching the cultural heritage of native plants. She is a staff instructor for the Univ. of Tenn.’s Smoky Mtn Field School, guest instructor for the Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont, the John C. Campbell Folk School (Brasstown, NC), The Mountain Retreat Center (Highlands, NC), Snowbird Mtn Lodge (Robbinsville, NC), Charter Board Member of the Yellow Creek Botanical Institute; and Storyteller for Elderhostels in 3 states
Tonight's Special Guests will include the Powhatan Women Republicans as they share their First Annual Flag Day Fundraiser on June 14th, 2011 with Virginia's Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli. Plus learn about this group and the mission to promote the Republican Cause in Powhatan.
Fundraiser set to benefit Paul Adkins, needing a Kidney Transplant ... The family will be on air with us tonight talking about the Poker Run.
Mr. Jim Cochran with J. E. B. Stuart Camp #1343 of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, Huguenot Springs Cemetery Foundation and Knibb’s Battery will share the upcoming Memorial Day Service on Monday May 30th 2:00 pm.
Also - Mrs. Ruth Boatwright will share the Memorial Music Show and a SPECIAL movie star who stopped in her office today!
And much more!
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April 12, 2012
Tonight - Join us on the air as we broadcast live from BAREJA Outdoors Spring Show ... at Powhatan High School
Television Legend - Sovereign Sportsman
Charlie Evans - Professional Bass Angler
Monte Harris - Professional Football Player and Bass Angler
Tune in 7:00 pm!
March 15, 2012
Powhatan Ruritans Celebrates 75 years!
Mr. Brian Watts
Director of the The Center for Conservation Biology
at William & Mary
We talk about James & Virginia Eagle Parents
as the webcam watches over their nest waiting for babies to hatch on the James River!
Ms. Randa Harris
Fundraiser for Mrs. Mary Anderson coming up March 24th - Powhatan Fairgrounds
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