Discover plants in a new light by seeing them as lifesaving medicines, trade commodities and wisdom from the ancestors.
A trio of ethnobotanists will reveal stories of cultural sanctuaries, valuable orchids and medicinal plants from fieldwork in Tibet, Bhutan, Anatolia, the Balkans and the Mediterranean.
Maria Fadiman is a National Geographic Emerging Explorer who researches the human/environmental aspect of conservation, focusing on ethnobotany, the study of the relationship between people and plants.
Cassandra Quave is a Fellow of the Explorers Club, Curator of the Emory University Herbarium, and Assistant Professor of Dermatology and Human Health at Emory University, where she leads antibiotic drug discovery research initiatives and teaches undergraduate courses on medicinal plants, food and health.
Susanne Masters works on botanical ingredient selection and sourcing for distilleries and skincare companies – catching landscape and local culture within a bottle for the Boatyard Distillery, Isle of Harris gin and other distilleries, and taking endangered species out of cosmoceuticals.
Booking: Book via Eventbrite here
Venue: Science Buildings: Lecture Theatre @ Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
Dates: Sunday 15th September 2019
Start Time: 14:00 (duration one hour)