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Webinar: Ethnobotany and The Secret Life of Plants

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Webinar ID: 876 1125 2204
Passcode: 4671

Please note: The live webinar on Zoom has a limit on the number of participants. Due to overwhelming interest, we will also be simultaneously livestreaming the webinar on Facebook. If you are unable to enter the Zoom webinar, please visit ABC's Facebook page to watch the livestream. You do not need to have a Facebook account to be able to watch the livestream.

Oct. 15 at 2pm EDT.
Please note: the time zone for this event is Eastern Time.

We are happy to announce the next in a new series of Ethnobotany Webinars from ABC and the Sustainable Herbs Program: Ethnobotany and The Secret Life of Plants, a conversation with Dr. Claudia Ford.

In this webinar, ethnobotanist Claudia Ford, PhD will speak about her research into the uses of cotton and black haw to control pregnancy by African slaves and plantation owners in the American South during the 1800s. Sustainable Herbs Program Director Ann Armbrecht and Ford will talk about how traditional ecological knowledge is carried as its knowledge holders are forced to leave their homelands and why knowing this history matters.

About the speaker
Claudia Ford has enjoyed a career in international management, development, and women’s health spanning three decades and all continents. Ford holds a PhD in Environmental Studies and is on the faculty of State University of New York, Potsdam. She teaches ethnobotany, indigenous knowledge, gender studies, international business, environmental justice, and environmental literature in classrooms and workshops. Ford is a visual artist and writer, and she serves on the boards of directors of the Soul Fire Farm Institute – committed to ending racism and injustice in the food system; and the Biodynamic Association.

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Date: Thursday, October 15, 2020
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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