Medicinal plant conservation talk


Event details

  • Monday, Oct. 1, 2012, noon to 1 p.m.
  • Ecumenical Campus Ministries, 1204 Oread Ave., Lawrence, Kansas
  • Cost: Free
  • Age limit: All ages

Susan Leopold, executive director of United Plant Savers, will speak about this medicinal plant conservation organization and its work. Come learn about UpS and its programs, including: the medicinal plant species at-risk program; the creation of botanical sanctuaries; the internship program; the partners in education program.

United Plant Savers mission statement: "Our mission is to protect native medicinal plants of the United States and Canada and their native habitat while ensuring an abundant renewable supply of medicinal plants for generations to come." Website:

Monday's talk is sponsored by the KU Native Medicinal Plant Research Program, KU Environs, the KU Student Farm and KU Ecojustice.


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