GSC’s Bill Church Publishes 2nd Book

thCAFPY1EWA book signing is being planned for Glenville State College employee Bill Church and his new publication. His new book is titled Medicinal Plants, Trees, and Shrubs of Appalachia and was published late last year. The event will be held in the GSC Bookstore on Wednesday, April 3 from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. “We are looking forward to this event being successful. There seems to be a lot of interest in these types of books,” said GSC Bookstore Manager Diana Milam.

Church began studying herbal medicine in 1999 and has since become a certified West Virginia Master Naturalist and a Certified Herbalist. His background also includes training with world renowned tracker Tom Brown in tracking and wilderness survival.  He is the co-coordinator for the Gilmer County Master Naturalist Association and has taught classes on herbal medicine. In addition, he has a monthly column in the publication Two-Lane Livin’.

thCADU317AThis book is a follow-up to his first book A Field Guide: Medicinal Plants, Trees, and Shrubs of Appalachia. This new edition covers one-hundred and five different medicinal plants with color photos and descriptions. Each description includes measurements, properties, harvesting information, and usage.

When asked to comment about his book, Church said, “It’s interesting to meet people who have an interest in learning about herbal medicine. There seems to be a lot of interest in my book.”

Refreshments will be served during this event, and copies of his book will be available for sale for $29.99. For more information, contact GSC Bookstore Manager Diana Milam at or (304) 462-4116.


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