On Thursday, February 15th you are invited to attend Coffee With Carver at 10:00 a.m. inside the visitor center at George Washington Carver National Monument. Coffee and hot tea will be available for you to enjoy as a park ranger shares a program about George Washington Carver’s work with peanuts and sweet potatoes. This outreach to impoverished sharecropping families included improving poor soil, growing nutrient-dense foods, recipes for family meals, and food preservation techniques. This valuable information was shared through agricultural bulletins, lectures, and the moveable school on wheels.
Join a park ranger for this informative program on the fascinating work of George Washington Carver. Following the ranger talk, participants will gather in the science lab to make mock coconut, starch, and flour from sweet potatoes, and milk from peanuts!
Coffee With Carver is a free program, supported by the Carver Birthplace Association. Save the date for the March 21st Coffee With Carver program, featuring George Washington Carver’s agricultural bulletin about wild edibles: Some Choice Wild Vegetables.
Administered by the National Park Service, an agency of the Department of the Interior, George Washington Carver National Monument preserves the birthplace and childhood home of George Washington Carver – scientist, educator, and humanitarian. The park is located two miles west of Diamond, Missouri on Highway V, then ¼ mile south on CarverRoad. For more information, please call the park at 417-325-4151 between 9:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., visit the park website at www.nps.gov/gwca, or visit the park Facebook page.