Students explore the historical perspectives of Herbalism, as well as its present-day context within both the realms of complementary/integrative and Western allopathic medicines. The sustainable harvesting, preparation, and storage of herbs are covered. A “weed walk” to view medicinal plants growing on the UVM campus is included. Additional trips may include RAILYARD Community Apothecary and Clinic and Rock Point's medicine plant-rich land. Guest speakers include area herbalists, gardeners and integrative health practitioners. This course engages students as contributors to local community herbalism efforts to provide affordable, local, plant-based medicine for all members of our community. $15 lab materials fee to be collected in class on the first day.
Dates July 6 - August 13, 2021; Prereqs: ENVS 001 or 002, or NR 001 or NR 002, or ENSC 001; Students will be responsible for paying a $15.00 material fee due on the first day of class; Title: Plant-Based Healing Medicine
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