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Herbs and Native Plants – What type of medicinal cures could be growing in our back yard?

The Boone-Duden Historical Society will welcome guest speaker, Carolyn Lott, on Monday, August 27, 2018. The public is invited to attend the program presentation/membership meeting, which will be held at St. John's UCC, 60 St. Johannes Lane, Cappeln (Foristell), beginning at 7 p.m.

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Carolyn’s interest in native plants began as she walked her dogs ever day and she started seeing how many different species of plants she could spot and identify in any given park. She now has an extensive library and is continuing to expand her knowledge.

Lott joined the gardening club at the Historic Daniel Boone Home several years ago. Club members tended the flower, vegetable, and dye gardens at the site, but it was the medicinal plants that fascinated Carolyn. Over 25% of our modern drugs derive from plants, yet less than 2% of all plants have been tested for medical applications.

Carolyn often conducts historical/educational programs at the First Capitol in St. Charles. She will share her knowledge of the many different types of medicinal plants that are native to Missouri, and will discuss their medicinal values and beauty with us.  

You do not have to be a member to enjoy the Boone-Duden Historical Society’s bi-monthly meetings.  All programs are free and open to members and the public. The Boone-Duden Historical Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of historic sites, objects, and genealogical data. Our primary mission is to collect and receive, record, study, exhibit, preserve and share all things pertaining to the history of our area. Like us on Facebook: Boone-Duden Historical Society; and visit https:boone-duden.com for more information.