Upcoming Workshop at Friends of the Herbarium

Upcoming Workshop for Friends of the Chico State Herbarium

Please help get the word out about these two events. The proceeds from the workshops help fund the curator of the herbarium. Thanks! Linnea Hanson, Board member

Medicinal Botany: The science and chemistry behind medicinal plants. Saturday October 26, 2013.  Plants have been used in medicine for a millennia and that usage continues today among indigenous and other groups. Because of the availability of so many different kinds of herbal preparations, many people self-medicate with a variety of plant medicines. In addition, many medicinal plants can be found locally and are utilized.  What chemicals are in these plant medicines and do they really work? If they do work, how do you cultivate and prepare these plants? Dr. Stuart Wooley, botany professor at California State University, Stanislaus will answer these questions and bring a scientific perspective to understanding how medicinal plants work and how to cultivate them. The workshop will meet from 8am to 1pm at 129 Holt hall, at CSU, Chico. Cost is $45.00. Please register in advance.

For more information about registration please contact the CSU, Chico biology Office at (530) 898-5356 or jbraden@csuchico.edu

Detailed workshop descriptions and sign up forms are available on the Chico State Herbarium website: www.csuchico.edu/biol/Herb/Events.html