Healing Traditions in Acadiana: "Old Ways Meet New Ideas: Finding My Place as a Scientist and Ozark Granny Woman"

When: 25-Feb-2017 - 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Where: Performance Center

Healing Traditions in Acadiana is a quarterly lecture series with the Lafayette Parish Master Gardeners that serves as an introduction to the general public about the healing traditions of the Cajun and Creole peoples of the area as well as the need to preserve medicinal plants, and the knowledge of their uses. The theme of this month's lecture is "Old Ways Meet New Ideas: Finding My Place as a Scientist and Ozark Granny Woman" with guest lecturer Mandy Waggoner. This event is free and open to the public, but donations are encouraged. 

 

"Old Ways Meet New Ideas: Finding My Place as a Scientist and Ozark Granny Woman" 

 

How do we know that folk cures work? What is the best balance between Western medicine and the old ways? And why is everyone talking about that troublesome little weed like it is a cure-all? Join Mandy Waggoner for a discussion and Q and A on Ozark and Appalachian medicines in the scientific age.

 

 

ABOUT MANDY WAGGONER

 

Mandy Waggoner is a medicinal ethnobotanist from the Ozark and Appalachian traditions. She applies what she knows of the old ways to a scientific study of plant medicines. Her areas of research and interest are germ killing plants, psychoactive plant medicines, and cooking with edible wild plants.