Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Goldenseal Cultivation Workshop at NC Arboretum-Register Now!

Goldenseal Cultivation Workshop

Instructor: Margaret Bloomquist
Tuesday, September 23; 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

The North Carolina Arboretum in Bent Creek
$77 Member/$87 Non-member

Limit: 30 students


Goldenseal is a Western North Carolina native plant and popular herbal medicine. In this hands-on class you will learn about goldenseal’s history, uses, native habitat, and how to grow goldenseal. Participants will propagate goldenseal rhizomes to take home. Wear clothing for the outdoor component of class. Golden-seal rhizomes, media, pots, labels, reference materials, and handouts will be provided.

Teacher: Margaret Bloomquist. Margaret is a research assistant with the Department of Horticultural Science, North Carolina State University, at the Mountain Horticultural Crops Research and Extension Center in Mills River. She has been working in Dr. Jeanine Davis' Alternative Crops and Organics Program for several years, on woodland botanicals, Chinese herbs, hops, organic broccoli, and many other projects. She recently completed a project helping Cherokee basketmakers grow bloodroot for dye. Margaret holds a degree in sustainable agriculture and rural community development from the University of British Columbia and Makerere University. She is constantly accumulating additional knowledge and continuing education through her research positions and personal interests; including topics in communication, education, plant medicine, marketing, regulations and organic agriculture.

Registration closes on Tuesday and space is limited, so REGISTER HERE NOW.

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