Roots of Medicine - College of Pharmacy Medicinal Garden Grand Opening

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Please join us for a summer celebration officially opening the College of Pharmacy's Medicinal Garden to the campus and community!

The garden is a part of the Roots of Medicine project. Roots of Medicine is an interdisciplinary project featuring a collaboration between the College of Pharmacy, Hardin Library for the Health Sciences, and community members. It joins the College of Pharmacy garden with historical resources from the John Martin Rare Book Room and databases from the National Institutes of Health.

The featured speaker is Kelly Kindscher, Ph.D., Ethnobotanist and Professor, Environmental Studies Program at the University of Kansas.


His talk, “Research on Midwest Medicinal Plants," will focus on Native Medicinal Plants in the Midwest and how they are still valuable for the discovery of new compounds to science and ethnobotany research. Plants highlighted will include: milkweeds (Asclepias), Echinacea species, wild tomatillos (Physalis species) and others.

Dr. Kindscher's remarks will take place in room 110A-B. They will be followed by light refreshments and a chance to stroll through the garden.





Thursday, June 2, 2022 1:00pm to 3:00pm
College of Pharmacy Building
180 South Grand Avenue, Iowa City, IA 52242
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