(with Naturalist Mary Jo Graham)
Saturday, April 27th from 1:00pm - 3:30pm
The origin of medicinal remedies is in the plants that inhabit our planet and every culture throughout history has made use of the "green world" around them for sustenance and healing. We'll discuss plants common to Western New York (both native and alien) and the traditional uses of them by the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois people), European settlers and modern medicine. Then we'll perform a bit of kitchen alchemy and prepare some simple formulas using both wild and cultivated plants from the "neighborhood."
Mary Jo Graham is founder and director of Oakmoss Education, working to bring people and nature into harmony through workshops, lectures and field outings. Additionally, she works as a Naturalist for a number of well-respected environmental education organizations, developing programs and teaching at schools and to the general public. Ms. Graham is also an Assistant Professor in the Physics Department at Erie Community College teaching Environmental Science and Field Ecology. Mary Jo graduated Summa Cum-laude from the University at Buffalo with a degree in Environmental Studies focusing on Environmental Education and Native American culture. She currently is completing her Master's project at SUNY Buffalo State.
Class Tuition: $30 + $10 Supplies = $40
Registration is required and seating is limited
If you have any questions please call the Roycroft Campus at 716-655-0261 or email us.