Herbal Uses for Native Plants - and a few pioneers....
Speaker: Holly Shimizu, former Executive Director U.S. Botanic Garden
Description: Barks, roots, stems, berries, and leaves of most of our native plants are rich with uses as medicine, food, flavors, beverages, fragrances, and much more. Holly will give a program highlighting some of the most interesting ways that native plants qualify as “herbal” since their historical and current uses qualify them as useful plants. Some are already huge in the herb industry, like ginseng and goldenseal, and need to be protected and cultivated to avoid being dug in the wild. Other wild and native plants remain undervalued and misunderstood and are worthy of further recognition and appreciation.
The meeting is open to the public.
Registration is not required.
Location: Silver Spring Civic Center
1 Veterans Place, Silver Spring, MD 20910
(GPS device address: 8525 Fenton Street, Silver Spring, MD 20910) It's at the intersection of Ellsworth Drive and Fenton Street.
From the Capital Beltway (I-495):
From East-West Highway:
Metro: Take the red line to Silver Spring. Exit to Colesville Road. Go up the hill (north on Colesville). Cross Georgia Ave. The next street is Fenton. Go right on Fenton to Ellsworth, one block down. Go left onto Ellsworth. The building is on your right. Total walk is about ½ mile
Parking is free if you leave after 8pm but you will still need to take a ticket from the machine when you first arrive. After the MNPS program, when you leave the garage, the gates will be open and you can exit without having to either present a ticket or make a payment.
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