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A Talk on Appalachian Ethnobotany with Marc Williams
The Paris Apothecary
Paris, VA
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Please join the Paris Apothecary in welcoming Marc Williams, Exec. Director for Plants & Healers International, for an incredibly fascinating talk on Appalachian Ethnobotany!

Ethnobotany is the study of the connections between plants and people. In this talk we will first cover the history of study and the geology of the Appalachian mountains. Next will be taking a look at the botanical traditions of indigenous groups and later settlers. A particular focus on food, medicine, and crafts will be highlighted. The effect of exotic invasive plants on the Appalachian ecosystem as well as their potential use within the framework of wild edible foraging and fermentation will be discussed as well.

About Marc Williams -
Marc Williams is an ethnobiologist. He has studied the people, plant, mushroom, microbe interconnection intensively while learning to employ the different kingdoms of biology for food, medicine, and beauty. His training includes a Bachelor's degree in Environmental Studies concentrating in Sustainable Agriculture with a minor in Business from Warren Wilson College and a Masters degree in Appalachian Studies concentrating in Sustainable Development with a minor in Geography and Planning from Appalachian State University. He has spent over 15 years working at a multitude of restaurants and various farms. His travels include adventures through 28 countries in North/Central/South America and Europe and all 50 of the United States. Marc has visited over 150 botanical gardens and research institutions during this process while taking tens of thousands of pictures of representative plants. He is also Executive Director of Plants and Healers International www.plantsandhealers.org and on the Board of Directors of the Appalachian Institute for Mountain Studies. He has taught hundreds of classes and thousands of people about the marvelous world of plants, people and their interface while working with over 60 organizations in the last few years and online at the website www.botanyeveryday.com. Marc's greatest hope is that his efforts may help improve our current challenging global ecological situation.

Talk will take place inside the Ashby Chapel which is located next to the Paris Apothecary.

Paris Apothecary
692 Federal Street
Paris, VA 20130

Cost of ticket: $15 (kids 12 & under are free - please still register them on the ticketing website!)

All ticket sales are final & non-returnable.

IMPORTANT: Please PARK in the Ashby Inn & Restaurant Parking Lot located behind the Inn/Apothecary on Gap Run Road. There is a large gravel overflow lot. There is very limited parking available in front of the Apothecary.

Any questions? Please contact info@parisapothecaryva.com
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The Paris Apothecary (View)
692 Federal Street
Paris, VA 20130
United States


Education > Workshops

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: No
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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