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Young Harris College to Present Special Guest Lecture by Author Jeffrey Greene

YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. – Author Jeffrey Greene will present a special guest lecture regarding his book, “In Pursuit of Wild Edibles,” on Friday, April 22, at 3 p.m. in Wilson Lecture Hall of Goolsby Center on the YHC campus. The event is free and open to the public.

“In Pursuit of Wild Edibles: A Forager’s Tour” tells the story of a man passionate about finding wild edibles and creating recipes to highlight their unique flavors. An American expatriate, poet, and gourmet living in France, Greene has scoured the fields, rivers, and beaches of Europe and his native New England in search of foods ranging from puffballs and periwinkles to stone pine nuts and gooseneck barnacles.

Greene’s captivating book offers experienced foragers and novices alike an extensive sampling of his own recipes and a chance to come along with him on his international adventures. From razor clams and wild sea urchins, to young nettles and dandelion greens, to wild strawberries and cherries, Greene showcases the beauty of what one can cook up in a truly wild recipe.

Greene is the author of “French Spirits: A House, a Village, and a Love Affair with Burgundy” and “The Golden-Bristled Boar: Last Ferocious Beast of the Forest.” A widely published poet, he is the recipient of the Samuel French Morse Poetry Prize and the Randall Jarrell Award in Poetry. He received his bachelor’s degree from Goddard College, masters of fine arts from The Iowa Writers Workshop and Ph.D. from the University of Houston before becoming a fulltime resident in France with his wife and family. He is currently the creative writing coordinator and a professor of comparative literature and English at the American University of Paris.

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About Young Harris College
Young Harris College is a private, baccalaureate degree-granting college located in the beautiful mountains of North Georgia. Founded in 1886 and historically affiliated with The United Methodist Church, Young Harris College educates, inspires and empowers students through the highest quality liberal arts education. The College currently has more than 1,200 students across five divisions—Education, Fine Arts, Humanities, Mathematics and Science, and Social and Behavioral Sciences. The historic campus in Young Harris, Ga., is currently undergoing major campus improvements to accommodate the College’s growth. Recent LEED-certified campus improvements include the 121,000-square-foot Rollins Campus Center, new residence facilities, and a 57,000-square-foot recreation and fitness center. In 2014, the College was granted active membership in NCAA Division II and is a fierce competitor in the prestigious Peach Belt Conference. YHC is among fewer than 300 colleges and universities nationwide named to the 2015-2016 list of Colleges of Distinction. For more information, visit

Jeffrey Greene

Author Jeffrey Greene will present a special guest lecture regarding his book, “In Pursuit of Wild Edibles,” on Friday, April 22, at 3 p.m.