Woodland Wildflowers as Native Medicinal Herbs – Local Plants in a Global Market (Online)

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Wednesday March 10

7:00 PM  –  8:30 PM

Preregistration required for all participants for this online lecture. This is a program designed for adults. 
This will be a live, virtual class.  This class will take place with Zoom meeting platform. Your link to attend the meeting will be sent in a follow up email which will be sent immediately after registration. You do not need the Zoom application to participate. If you preregistered and do not receive the Zoom information by email by March 10 at noon, please contact our front desk staff at (513) 831-1711 before 4 pm to request the link information.

Trillium, bloodroot, goldenseal, ginseng, black cohosh, and many other woodland wildflowers are more than attractive signs of spring – these local plants tell the story of the global increase in medicinal herb harvesting and usage.

We’ve invited Susan Leopold, PhD, Executive Director of United Plant Savers, an organization whose mission is to protect native medicinal plants of the United States and Canada and their native habitat while ensuring an abundant renewable supply of medicinal plants for generations to come, to share about medicinal plant biodiversity and conservation right here in our region. Susan will touch on sustainable harvesting and sustainable choices as well as what you can do to get plants started on your own land.

About the instructor: Susan Leopold, PhD, is an ethnobotanist and passionate defender of biodiversity. Over the past 20 years, Susan has worked extensively with indigenous peoples in Peru and Costa Rica. She is the Executive Director of United Plant Savers and Director of the Sacred Seeds Project. Prior to working at United Plant Savers, she worked as a librarian at the Oak Spring Garden Library, specializing in digitizing rare herbals and botanical travel manuscripts. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for Botanical Dimensions and the Center for Sustainable Economy. She is an advisory board member of American Botanical Council. She is a proud member of the Patawomeck Indian Tribe of Virginia and the author of the children's book Isabella's Peppermint Flower, teaching about Virginia's botanical history. She lives on and manages a productive farm, the Indian Pipe Botanical Sanctuary with her three children in Virginia, where she raises goats, peacocks, and herbs. She is an avid recreational tree climber, in love with the canopy just as much as the herbs of the forest floor.

Member adult $8; nonmember adult $8. 

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