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Introduction to Ethnobotany
Introduction into the discipline of ethnobotany focusing on the role of plants in
Appalachian and other cultures. Field trips to local parks and visits with people active in
the use of plants will provide opportunities for hands-on experience with techniques and
methods used by field ethnobotanists.
4 credit hours: Three hrs. lecture, one 2-hr. lab. Fall.
Ethnobotany is the study of the interaction between plants and people. This course provides an introduction to the discipline by focusing on principles and methods used in the field of ethnobotany. This course will also introduce the new ethnobotany major and the three concentrations: pharmacological, biogeography, and cultural. Fieldtrips to local parks and visits with people active in the use of medicinal plants will provide opportunities for hands-on experience with techniques and methods used by field ethnobotanists. The outcome should be a general working knowledge of the discipline of ethnobotany and a firm basis for expansion into related fields of study.
|Elk Ridge Nature Works||Garrett County, MD||
|Hardings Ginseng Farm||Friendsville, MD||Ginseng slideshow|
|Appalachian Festival||Frostburg, MD||Festival slideshow|
|Farmers Market||Old-Growth Forest, Prather's Neck Wildlife Management Area, Washing||Old-growth slideshow|
|Open Science Network in Ethnobotany||Swanton, MD||Origins of Agriculture student evaluation|
|Evergreen Heritage Center||Mt. Savage, MD||Evergreen slideshow|
|Herbal soap||Soap slideshow|
|Rain Garden||Along tributaries to the Potomac River flowing into the Chesapeake Bay, Cumberland, MD||
Rain Garden Slideshow
|Honest Tea and Bethesda Green||Sustainability and Business, Bethesda, MD||Honest tea slideshow|
|Springs Folk Festival||Springs, PA||Springs slideshow|
|Old Bedford Village||Bedford, PA||Bedford slideshow|
|Native Plant Dyes||Frostburg, MD||Native Plant Dyes (video)|
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