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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