Sat, Oct 12 | Ozark Natural Science Center

Ozark Medicinal Plant: Conservation and Human Impact with Steve Foster

Join best-selling author, photographer, consultant, and herbalist, Steven Foster, who has 40 years of comprehensive experience in the herbal field.
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Ozark Medicinal Plant: Conservation and Human Impact with Steve Foster

Time & Location

Oct 12, 2019, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Ozark Natural Science Center, 1905 Madison 1305, Huntsville, AR, USA

About the Event

Join best-selling author, photographer, consultant, and herbalist, Steven Foster, who has 40 years of comprehensive experience in the herbal field.  

The Ozark Plateau, Ozark Highlands or Ozark Dome, as it is variously known, is characterized by exposed marine sediments, averaging 1500 ft in depth, primarily made up of sedimentary deposits including limestone, dolomite, and sandstone, creating a karst topography not subject to major structural geological changes, saltwater flooding or glaciation since flowering plants first evolved 200 million years ago.  

An initial survey of floristic sources compared with ethnobotanical data and historical works on American medicinal plants identified 477 species of medicinal plants in the Ozarks. At least 195 species, including both native and alien elements of the flora are represented in international trade in medicinal and aromatic plants. At least 35 species are traded in significant tonnage. A brief survey of the Ozark medicinal flora and potential under-developed resources and conservation concerns will emphasize the human interaction with these fascinating plants  

Tickets can be purchased for $20.  Registration is required and space is limited! 

All proceeds go to support education at the Ozark Natural Science Center   

Due to limited ticket availability in our program, all tickets must be paid for prior to the event. Thank you for your understanding!  

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No refunds or transfers to other programs after October 1st.

Photo credits: Matt Rung

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