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Ottawa Horticultural Society November meeting: Endangered Native Medicinal Plants
November 22, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pmFree
Come join Penelope Beaudrow as she shares her heart’s work with us! As the recipient of the 2021 United Plant Savers Conservation award, she will bring her unique perspective as a Registered Herbalist and Land Steward of Kina Gegoo Botanical Sanctuary to this talk. A significant part of her work, which she will share, is to educate and protect native medicinal plants of North America and their native habitat while helping to ensure an abundant renewable supply of medicinal plants for generations to come.
With herbs moving into mainstream, and the demand on wild medicinal plants increases, we are using up the supply of these herbs. This increased usage along with habitat destruction is causing an ever-increasing shortage of wild plant resources, including some of our most treasured medicinal species. This is a real concern for all plant enthusiasts! Learn some startling facts and how we are making a difference and you can too.
This will be a hybrid meeting with both in person and on-line options available.
St. Mark’s Church Hall, 1606 Fisher Ave, Ottawa
**Attendees must wear masks. Before attending in person, please screen yourself for Covid symptoms using this questionnaire. If you have any symptoms, stay home and use the on-line option instead.
Unfortunately, snacks and beverages will not be served at this meeting, though we hope to be able to resume with refreshments in the future.