The Society for Economic Botany
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Economic Botany 2012
53rd Annual Meeting of the Society for Economic Botany
Ethnobotany of Mountain Cultures
Frostburg State University and Allegany College
June 3-7th, 2012, Frostburg, MD, USA
About the Conference:
Frostburg State University and Allegany College of Maryland will Host the 53rd Annual Meeting of the Society for Economic Botany with a Focus on Mountain Cultures
The 53rd Annual Meeting of The Society for Economic Botany will gather the first week in June at Frostburg State University in Maryland. The theme for the meeting will be the Ethnobotany of Mountain Cultures. The conference will begin Saturday, June 2nd with a student lead service project and a photography workshop. Sunday, June 3rd, will include pre-conference fieldtrips to Dr. Jim Duke's Green Farmacy Garden, Harding's Ginseng Farm, Green Ridge State Forest, and a Nature Conservancy boreal bog. Sunday evening will feature an ACES sponsored farmers' market and entertainment by Sparky and Rhonda Rucker. The conference symposium will be held June 4th-7th and include presentations on Appalachian, Himalayan and European mountains Ethnobotany. The Open Science Network in Ethnobiology will sponsor a special symposium on Ethnobiology Education.
Additional events include the opening reception of Celebrate Forests photography exhibition by Josh Birnbaum, a student mixer sponsored by the United Plant Savers, and a presentation by Dr. W.Hardy Eshbaugh sponsored by Allegany College of Maryland
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Sunday, June 3rd
The conference begins with several field trips, an afternoon farmer's market, and evening entertainment.
Field Trips: 8 am - 4 pm including: Jim Duke's Green Farmacy Garden and a Nature Conservancy boreal bog
Farmer's Market: 1-8 pm on the Compton Lawn, brought to you by the Appalachian Center for Ethnobotanical Studies(ACES) through Allegheny Mountain Naturally. Support Mountain Maryland Farmers & Crafts people.
Entertainment: 7-9 pm Kicking things off on Sunday, June 3rd with folktales from Sparky and Rhonda Rucker, winners of the 2011 Howard "Louie Bluie" Armstrong Legacy Award. Listen while feasting on an old fashion outdoor pig roast (vegetatian options available).
Monday, June 4th
An Appalachian Welcome: Ginseng, Afrolachians, Appalachian Place-Based foods, American Chestnut, and Black Cohosh. United Plant Savers will present about the At-Risk List and Medicinal Plant Conservation.
Dancing the night away at the Student Mixer on Monday night to traditional bluegrass music! Hear about opportunities to be involved with United Plant Savers.
Tuesday, June 5th
Open Science Network in Ethnobiology: Technology, Networking, and Peer-Review to improve our ethnobiology curriculum and develop accreditation.
Evening speaker Dr. Hardy Eshbaugh transportation provided to Allegany College of Maryland.
Wednesday, June 6th
Mountain Cultures Around the World, <span data-jsid="text">Cretan Mountain Ethnobotany, Himalayan Ethnobotany, and more to come
Distinguished Economic Botanist Banquet
Thursday, June 7th:
Modern Mountain Cultural Identities
Workshops: Paper & Ink from Alien Weeds, Cherokee Basketry, Apple Cider, Nut Grafting, and more.
Getting to Frostburg:
For those arriving through BWI, Bayrunner Shuttle is available: Departing from BWI to Frostburg daily http://www.bayrunnershuttle.com/west/rates_schedules.asp?loc=frostburg
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