2008-09-22

UGA Ethnobotanical garden tour

In conjunction with the Big Read Program (Athens' novel choice is Bless Me, Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya), a tour of the Latin American Ethnobotanical Garden located at the corner of Baldwin and Thomas Streets. This tour will take place Saturday October 4 @ 10:00 a.m.
Here is a description of what you can expect:
Led by Paul Duncan, associate director of the UGA Latin America & Caribbean Studies Institute, this tour will focus on the history and future of the garden and highlight a sample of medicinal plants traditionally used by the highland Maya of Chiapas, México. The garden now includes approximately 200 perennial species of plants native to Mexico, Central America, South America and the Caribbean.
We have many events planned through October 26 that pertain to our chosen book. Please check out our calendar of events here: http://www.libs.uga.edu/bigread/calendar.pdf

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