You thought they were just weeds?   Not so, plants both native and introduced, (from the ballast of ships, on the shoes of settlers), have taken root at Wile Carding Mill.

Some, like the hawthorne were important to the mill business.  Others such as the Water Rue, Sweet Gale, and St. John’s wort had lots of kitchen and medicinal purposes. 

Take the time to walk with our guide and take a close look at what grows at Wile Carding Mill.