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LACSI Associate Director to Speak at Medical Plant Symposium

By LACSI on October 14, 2013 in Highlights

LACSI Associate Director Paul Duncan will speak about Latin American plants of medical importance at a Medical Plant Symposium held at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia, on Tues. October 15, from 8:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

LACSI manages the UGA Latin American Ethnobotanical Garden and collaborates routinely with the State Botanical Garden of Georgia (SBG).  At this symposium, LACSI Associate Director Paul Duncan will give short presentation at 2:55 p.m. on some of the numerous Latin American plants of medicinal importance to indigenous peoples of Latin America.  

Of the plants Duncan will discuss, all are ethnobotanically important plants that can be grown in Georgia. Duncan hopes his presentation will aid audience members  to “focus on the importance of preserving indigenous knowledge,” and furthermore, give those present “an opportunity to pay tribute to that knowledge.”

This day-long event will feature presentations by medical plant experts on various topics of medical botany including both traditional and current use of medical plants.

The cost for the event is $60, not $70 as mentioned in the image, and includes a buffet lunch.  Friends of the State Botanical Garden receive an additional 10%.  Preregistration is required. To register or for more information about the symposium and instructors, please email Cora Keber at ckeber@uga.edu, or call 706-542-6156. You may also register online by visiting the Garden’s website at www.botgarden.uga.edu.

The symposium is held in the Callaway Building Auditorium at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia,  located at 2450 South Milledge Ave., Athens, GA., 30605.

Please spread the word and consider attending!  Obrigado y gracias!

State Botanical Garden of Georgia

Medical Plant Symposium at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia, Oct. 15, from 8:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Attribution: State Botanical Garden of Georgia




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