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April 8, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Certificate in Native Plant Studies
The South Carolina Native Plant Society (SCNPS) and the South Carolina Botanical Garden (SCBG) are excited to offer a Certificate in Native Plant Studies program. To read more, click here.
Identifying and Using Medicinal Plants
with Robin McGee
From Blue Vervain and Dandelion to Poke and Wild Lettuce, Nature provides us with an abundance of medicinal plants that are commonly looked upon as nuisance weeds. In this elective class, we will take a walkabout where you will learn to identify some of these native or naturalized green allies, and discover some of their traditional and current uses. Participants will learn proper harvesting methods then harvest plants and create a fresh plant tincture, create a tincture from dried plant material, a healing salve, and a moisturizing cream to take home. Bring your lunch, water, snacks, pen & notebook, camera, sunscreen and a natural bug repellent (optional). Dress for the weather and wear comfy walking shoes.
Pre-requisite: Basic Botany.
Location: Earthwise Learning Center (located next to Carolina Grassfed Beef at Double M Farm), 3456 Hwy 187, Anderson, SC
Go to the Garden Calendar to register online:
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If you are a current member of SCNPS, click here to get your discount code.
2017 Certificate courses include:
Feb 4 Basic Botany
March 11 Basic Botany
March 15 Native Plant Propagation
March 18 Basic Horticulture
April 1 Mountain Plant Communities
April 8 Medicinal Plants
April 8 Piedmont Communities
April 15 Spring Herbaceous Plant Identification
April 29 Principles of Sustainable Landscaping
May 13 Invasive Plants in South Carolina
May 13 Spring Herbaceous Plant Identification
June 10 Tree Identification
June 17 Ferns
June 24 Natural Plant Communities