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Fall Medicinal Plant Workshop with Professor Emeritus Jim Adams of USC School of Pharmacy
October 24, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm$85
Due to overwhelming demand for this workshop we added an encore date on Sunday, November 14. Same workshop, different Sunday. Please visit this link to sign up for the waiting list for that one.
Although this event is full, you can still click on the REGISTER button below to sign up for the waiting list. Be sure to specify this workshop date, October 24. If spaces become available they will be filled based on date and time of waiting list signup.
The workshop will be held at Euterpe Farms, bordering the Ventura River Preserve. The morning outing from 9 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. will be a slow-paced walk identifying and discussing local medicinal plants. It will involve stopping for discussion for periods of time. A lightweight campstool could be useful for those who are uncomfortable standing for periods of time.
- Yerba Santa tea and steam inhalation
- Acorn dish
- Wild California buckwheat pancakes
- Gordolobo tea
- Datura hand soak
- Black sage foot soak
- Black walnuts
- Prickly Pear fruits (“tunas”)
Now retired from active teaching and enjoying his new status as Professor Emeritus, Dr. Adams taught pharmacy students, medical students, doctors and other healthcare professionals for over 30 years at USC while researching the natural pharmaceutical compounds in native plants. He has over 200 publications.
Dr. Adams is the co-author, with Michelle Wong and Enrique Villaseñor, of the fourth edition of the groundbreaking book, Healing with Medicinal Plants of the West: Cultural and Scientific Basis for Their Use. The cultural portion is based on the teachings of Cecilia Garcia and the scientific portion on Dr. Adams’ laboratory studies. It can be purchased beforehand at that link and will also be available for purchase and signing at the event.
“Humans have used plant medicines ever since humans came into existence, about 200,000 years ago,” Dr. Adams explains in Healing with Medicinal Plants. “That means that our ancestors experienced an intense natural selection. Those who responded to plant medicines survived and passed their genes on. We are the products of this natural selection. Our bodies are designed to respond to plant medicines.”
Please note: This workshop will go on RAIN OR SHINE with the exception of a heavy downpour in the morning and/or a 100% chance of heavy rain that day. No dogs or smoking, please.
The cost for the Fall Medicinal Plant Workshop is $85, including all materials for preparing plant medicines. A limited number of scholarships for pharmacy, medical, and herbal medicine students are available.