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Heirloom Herbals: Edible and Medicinal Native Plants of the Southern Appalachians
May 3, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pmFree
This biodiverse region is home to a multitude of edible and medicinal plants, many of them right in your backyard. Early settlers of the Appalachian region found a treasure trove of plants that sustained them through hardships. Their knowledge, and that of many other immigrants and indigenous peoples, has combined into a rich tapestry that is traditional herbalism. Modern clinical trials now confirm what was passed on to us about these heirloom herbals. Laura Gardner, a certified herbalist in both traditional and holistic clinical practices, will present “Heirloom Herbals: Edible and Medicinal Native Plants of the Southern Appalachians” at the Discover Natural Transylvania program in the Transylvania County Library Rogow Room on Thursday, May 3, at 6:30pm. Gardner will demonstrate traditional medicine-making techniques, discuss the ethics and practice of obtaining wild plants for medicine, and highlight several native plants and their traditional uses. This free program is supported by the Friends of the Library. Light refreshments are provided. For additional information contact Marcy Thompson at 828-884-1820 or firstname.lastname@example.org.