rare & endangered medicinal plants of california
Saturday 7th April 2012 10:00AM (Saturday 7th April 2012 10:00AM)
RARE & ENDANGERED MEDICINAL PLANTS OF CALIFORNIA:
Cultivation Methods and a Look Into Their Many Uses
Habitat loss due to urban development & expansion, commercial agriculture, ranching, logging, and other human activities has stressed many sensitive California plant habitats to the breaking point. A number of native plants which have been used for literally thousands of years by indigenous peoples of the territory now face the threat of extinction due to activities of just the past 300 years. The goal of this class is to help initiate “protection through education” by raising awareness about the importance of such plants that the California Native Plant Society has listed as “Rare, Threatened, or Endangered”. Cultivation techniques and strategies will be discussed along with information about the ethical use of more ubiquitous “analog” species. Class will consist of a lecture/slideshow, a large array of plant samples, and a walking tour of the nearby Regional Parks Botanic Garden.
Date/Time: Saturday, April 7. 10am-5pm.
Location: Berkeley, CA
Instructors: Tellur Fenner and Glenn Keator
To Bring: Notebook, camera, water, lunch, warm clothes/rain gear.
Registration: Email (preferred): firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 510-428-1810