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Root Food Plants of the British Columbia Interior
April 27, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Kootenay Native Plant Society & Selkirk College proudly present an evening with Ethnobotanist Dr. Nancy Turner.
This is a very special and rare opportunity to hear Canada’s preeminent ethnobotanist!
Drawing from decades of community-based research across British Columbia, Dr. Nancy Turner will share her immense knowledge and personal insights on the ethnobotany of native plants with a special focus on traditional root resources. Dr. Turner is a Distinguished Professor and Hakai Professor in Ethnoecology in the School of Environmental Studies, University of Victoria. She is a prolific public speaker and author, including the RBC Museum publication Food Plants of Interior First Peoples, originally issued in 1978.
Dr. Turner has received many honours including the Order of British Columbia, the Slow Food Award in Biodiversity (2001); Member of the Order of Canada (2009); and Honorary Doctorates, Vancouver Island University and University of British Columbia (both 2011).
Admission by donation at the door. Suggestion donation $10 or $5 students/unemployed. All proceeds will be used to promote and advance the conservation, restoration, and education of local native root plants.