Ethnobotany Program

The program teaches local identification of native and invasive plants, plants for use in landscaping or revegetation, indigenous farming techniques, economics of using native plants for new crops, and the transmittal and saving of traditional knowledge to audiences of many ages. 

Ethnobotany Class Offerings

The Plant Materials Center works with many cultural centers throughout Alaska with educational programming or technical assistance for planting ethnobotany gardens. The plants in the Ethnobotany Garden are used for demonstration programs throughout Alaska including locations in Fairbanks, Wrangel, Cordova, Bethel, Chickaloon, Anchorage and Wasilla. Programs have been conducted for museum tour groups, plant and cultural groups, and K-12 education groups.

Programs are conducted Monday – Friday, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Alternate times are available with beforehand scheduling.

Families and individuals are welcome to walk through the Ethnobotany Garden at any time without reservations.

Class Schedule

ALL CLASSES ARE POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

We apologize for any inconvenience.
For more information please call 907-745-4469.

 

 

  Ethno Class  Devil's Club

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For More Information Contact:

Peggy Hunt
Agronomist, Ethnobotanist, Educator
Peggy.Hunt@alaska.gov
1-907-745-8721

 

 


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