Medicinal Plants of the Civil War

September 30, 2018, 1:00 - 4:00 PM

Learn how plants played a role in the outcome of the Civil War - on the battlefield and the homefront in both the North and the South. Audiences are often surprised to see how many "Civil War" plants they are already growing, and the haunting historic images create a compelling tale of interest to history lovers as well as gardeners.

The speaker is plant scholar and lover Lesley Parness. She is the newly retired head of horticultural education at The Frelinghuysen Arboretum, Willowwood Arboretum and Bamboo Brook Outdoor Education Center. She is a member of the Herb Society of America, The Council on Horticultural and Botanical Literature, and Garden State Gardens, a consortium of New Jersey's public gardens of which Durand-Hedden is a part.

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National History The Natural Environment

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September 30, 2018, 1:00 PM

Medicinal Plants of the Civil War

Learn how plants played a role in the outcome of the Civil War - on the battlefield and the homefront in both the North and the South. Audiences are often surprised to see how many "Civil War" plants they are already growing, and the haunting historic images create a compelling tale of interest to history lovers as well as gardeners.


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