Webinar Series


We are thrilled to be hosting another series of webinars. This year the themes of ethnobotany and sustainability of the botanical industry weave through each of the webinars. We hope you enjoy them!

Thank you again to SHP Underwriters whose generous support made these webinars possible.

Cross-Cultural Understandings of Traditional Herbal Knowledge: A Conversation with Ruyu Yao

Join us for a conversation with Ruyu Yao, PhD postdoctoral researcher at the Institute of Medicinal Plant Development, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College, China.

Dr. Yao has researched and written extensively on the historical use and production of goji (Lycium spp., Solanaceae) in different regions of China. We will explore the implications of this research for understanding the linkage of traditional herbal knowledge and current use and the relationship between medicinal plant quality and place.

How does this knowledge relate to diverse anthropogenic and natural factors? What impact do different types of sourcing and production have on quality? We will explore the implications of his research for the botanical industry and future sustainability of goji supplies.

Date: Thursday, January 20, 2022

Time: 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM, ET
Register here
NOTE time. The webinar will be live at this time to accommodate the time difference between the US and China. We will share the recording with registered participants.


Below are recordings of all previous webinars. If you prefer to listen by audio, we also have created a podcast and will be uploading all of these recordings there as well. Please note that do to a technical difficulty the webinar with Cassandra Quaves ends abruptly. Our apologies!

{Note: Click the arrow in the center of each image to play the recording)




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