Plants and the Cherokee culture


Taylor-Colbert to speak at PPG workshop

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UNION — The Piedmont Physic Garden will host a workshop entitled, “Exploring Cherokee Culture through Plant Lore and Remedies.” Dr. Alice Taylor-Colbert, cultural historian, is the featured speaker. The workshop will be held on Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. at the Piedmont Physic Garden located at 301 East South Street in Union.

Dr. Taylor-Colbert will guide the audience in learning about Cherokee culture through exploring the place of plants in their mythology and world view. As a cultural historian, Dr. Taylor-Colbert will provide sources of information about herbal and plant use by the Cherokee that can be explored by the audience in greater detail. In addition, she will discuss specific plants and how the Cherokee used them to balance their lives.

Dr. Taylor-Colbert is Director of Innovation at the Palmetto College at the University of South Carolina in Columbia. Taylor-Colbert earned bachelor degrees in English and History from Shorter College and her masters and doctoral degrees in American Studies from Emory University. Her research and scholarship has focused on Southern and Cherokee history and culture.

Since space is limited, registration is required. The cost is $20. However, if you register and pay by February 12, the cost is only $15. For details, call: 864-427-2556 or e-mail: louiseunti@piedmontphysicgarden.org.

The Piedmont Physic Garden is a 501 (c) (3) organization. Our mission is to exhibit and promote the medicinal, economic, cultural and environmental importance of plants to the people of Union County and the surrounding Piedmont region of South Carolina.

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Taylor-Colbert to speak at PPG workshop

Special to The Times

This story was submitted by the Piedmont Physic Garden.

This story was submitted by the Piedmont Physic Garden.

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