The 53rd annual meeting of The Society for Economic Botany will gather from Sunday, June 3, through Thursday, June 7, at Frostburg State University. The theme of the meeting, co-hosted by FSU and Allegany College of Maryland, is “Ethnobotany of Mountain Cultures.” Many events are free and open to the general public.
On Sunday, June 3, from 4-8PM, a Farmer’s Market, sponsored by FSU’s Appalachian Center for Ethnobotanical Studies, will highlight the food and crafts of the region. At 7PM is “Folktales,” a performance of folk music and story-telling by Sparky and Rhonda Rucker of Maryville, Tenn. Both events will occur on FSU’s Upper Quad.
On Monday, June 4, at 6:30PM in FSU’s Roper Gallery, an exhibit of photography by Josh Birnbaum opens. It is titled “Celebrate Forests: Glimpses Into the Communities and Ecosystems That Sustain Us All”
On Tuesday, June 5, at 7PM in ACM’s College Center Theatre, Dr. W. Hardy Eshbaugh, emeritus professor of botany, Miami University (Ohio), will present “With Drum and Stethoscope: Medicine on the Far Side”
The Society for Economic Botany has over 1,000 members in the United States and 63 other countries. It brings together scholars, researchers, educators, practitioners, activists and students who study the relationships between people and plants.
Additional information can be found online, www.frostburg.edu/aces/seb2012/, or by emailing email@example.com.