Apr 23, 2019  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog
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WAM-2050 Herbs: The Medicine Garden

1 credits
This course focuses on the practical skills of wildcrafting (harvesting from the wild) and cultivating medicinal plants.  We will explore sustainable options to harvest at-risk medicinal plants from their wild populations, such as organic cultivation, using substitute plants that offer similar medicinal activity to their at-risk counterparts, and support of ethical growers and harvesters.  Cultivating medicinal plants and creating a medicine garden, as ways to grow one’s own health-giving medicinal plants at home, are covered.  The skill and technique of proper plant harvesting, drying, and storage as a sound basis for making high quality medicines are discussed.  Students will vist Zack Woods Farm in Hyde Park to see a working herb farm in action. Fall and summer semesters



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