Medicinal Plants of the Early Frontier (2 Hours)

Healing Herbs

Without access to trained doctors and apothecary shops, the settlers of this region in the late eighteenth century relied instead upon native plants that were also extensively used by native peoples. Join Mayland instructor and historic interpreter Elizabeth Baird Hardy for an exploration of the fascinating, effective, and sometimes terrifying plants that were once the medicine chest of the early frontier.


For more information about this class call the Avery Learning Center at 828.733.5883.