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Plant-Based Medical Practices of the Cherokee – An Atlanta Science Festival Event
March 19, 2016 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
First Nations people were treating illnesses and injuries with plant-based medicines long before Europeans arrived at this part of North America. Learn about some culturally important native plants and how they were used in traditional Cherokee medicine at this program in the Cherokee Garden, which as been named an official interpretive site on the Trail of Tears National Historic Trail.
A Cobb County Master Gardener Volunteer Tony Harris, who also is a member of the Cherokee Nation, will host this family program at the Green Meadows Preserve Garden in Marietta. Many of the spring ephemeral plants will be up and in bloom. The garden features more than 100 plants that are culturally significant to the Cherokee in many ways.