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Hunting & Gathering Lecture Series: Medicinal Plants

August 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Free - $10
Hunting and Gathering Lecture series - Learning to Read the Landscape

Join us for an exploration of hunting and gathering, from food and medicine to the naturalist’s habit of creating collections. Each of our six speakers will share their expertise, from identification and use of the object of the hunt to identifying the landscape or phenology clues that will help hunters and gatherers to find what they’re looking for.

Elaine Sheff is a clinical herbalist and the author of several books on herbal medicine and healing, and has been passionate about sharing herbal knowledge for over 25 years. Elaine is the Co-Director of Green Path Herb School, located in Missoula, where she strives to inspire and empower students and clients to remember their connection to the earth, the plants, and their own healing process. Join us for her lecture, Medicinal Plants: Nature’s Medicine Cabinet. Did you know that there is a natural medicine chest growing all around you? Elaine will talk about introduced, naturalized, and native Rocky Mountain medicinal plants. Come find out which plants to use, which parts are medicinal, how to use them, and their medicinal and nutritive properties. She’ll also discuss ethical harvesting and growing your own herbs. Using local medicinal plants helps us remember our connection to the earth. Join us to learn about some of the herbs that grow where we grow!

Check out our full list of speakers and topics here.

Cost per lecture: $10; $5 members; FREE for high school and college students.

Purchase tickets here(We will also sell tickets at the door, but purchasing in advance will ensure you get a seat!)

Ticket includes beer and/or wine (if over 21) from The Dram Shop; non-alcoholic beverages will also be available.

Thank you to the Good Food Store for sponsoring our lecture series!


August 15
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Free - $10
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Montana Natural History Center
120 Hickory Street, Suite A
Missoula, MT 59801 United States