The Ethnobotany Webinars from ABC and the Sustainable Herbs Program explore themes of plants, people, and commerce through the lens of ethnobotany.
Below are upcoming webinars as well as 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.
We are thrilled to be hosting another series of webinars on ethnobotany.
What Your Food Ate: A Conversation with David Montgomery and Anne Biklé
Historian Luke Manget talks about his recently published book: Ginseng Diggers: A History of Root and Herb Gathering in Appalachia, and the unique relationship between Appalachia and the global trade of medicinal plants.
Dr. Cech talks about how her different perspectives of plants (as an illustrator, chemist, gardener, nature lover) inform the research that she does. What is the role of science in understanding how plants work as medicine? What do we miss when it comes to understanding the wholeness of plants?
Steven King, PhD, discusses his work creating a sustainable harvesting program for Croton lechleri (the source of Crofelemer) for use in Crofelemer, the first oral botanical drug approved by the US FDA.