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Native Medicinal Plants: Cultivation, Conservation and Ethnobotany (Tuesday)

  • 10/25/2016
  • 7:30 PM
  • Kensington Library, Kensington, MD


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Speaker: Helen Lowe Metzman, a graduate of Tai Sophia Institute's master's program in herbal medicine and director of Jim Duke's Green Farmacy Garden of medicinal plants in Fulton, MD.

The native flora of Maryland contains many species that have been historically and currently used for healing. Although there remain commonly found native medicinal plants, others have become nearly extirpated due to destruction of the landscape or because they have been poached and overused. This presentation will address some of the ways humans have used plants for medicine and how we can steward and reintroduce plants that are at risk. The discussion will also focus on non-native species that are prevalent in our region and could be substituted for medicinal uses of the native species which are vanishing from our region.

Location: Kensington Library.

Directions: From the Washington Beltway (I-495)

Take Exit 33, Connecticut Avenue, north to the third signal after the Beltway. Turn left onto Knowles Avenue and go 2 1/2 blocks to the library on the right. 4201 Knowles Ave.

The meeting is open to non-members.

Registration is not required.

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