Endangered Native Medicinal Plants
November 22 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Come join Penelope Beaudrow as she shares her heart’s work with us! As the recipient of the 2021 United Plant Savers Conservation award, she will bring her unique perspective as a Registered Herbalist and Land Steward of Kina Gegoo Botanical Sanctuary to this talk. A significant part of her work, which she will share, is to educate and protect native medicinal plants of North America and their native habitat while helping to ensure an abundant renewable supply of medicinal plants for generations to come.
With herbs moving into mainstream, and the demand on wild medicinal plants increases, we are using up the supply of these herbs. This increased usage along with habitat destruction is causing an ever-increasing shortage of wild plant resources, including some of our most treasured medicinal species. This is a real concern for all plant enthusiasts! Learn some startling facts and how we are making a difference and you can too.
Herbal elder Penelope Beaudrow, founded and maintains The Ginkgo Tree, a center dedicated to ecological stewardship and restoration and the transmission of the fundamental principles and practices of herbal medicine. The Ginkgo Tree is home to The Kina Gegoo Botanical Sanctuary, which fosters many at risk and endangered plants and serves as the training ground for Penelope’s herbal apprenticeship program. The focus has always been that of giving back, both to the land and the wider community. As part of these ongoing efforts, Penelope and The Ginkgo Tree have successfully spearheaded a team that has worked to stop the traditional herbal tonic – Fire Cider – from becoming a trademarked commodity in Canada. For more information about Penelope and The Ginkgo Tree please visit: https://theginkgotree.ca