For Immediate Release
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July 28, 1999
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Native Uses of Herbs

Indiana University Northwest is offering an interactive course on the Native Uses of Herbs during the Fall 1999 semester.  Students will participate in lectures that include discussions of edible, medicinal and sacred uses of plants used by Native Americans. They will also get hands-on experience in identifying and preparing plants.

Class instructor Patsy Clark, herbalist, environmentalist and artisan, will offer the class on Saturdays from 1:30 to 4 p.m. starting on September 11 through October 16 at her herb farm, the Bittersweet Farm in Rochester, Indiana. 

Clark, who is part Shawnee, will guide students in the native uses of herbs, a skill she learned very early in life. Under the guidance of her grandmother, Clark was able to identify 40 edible and medicinal plants by the age of five. She has taught classes at IU Northwest, IU South Bend and St. Mary’s College.

For more information on the class or the IU Northwest departments of anthropology and sociology, telephone Dr. Tanice Foltz at 219-980-6786 or Dr. Robert Mucci at 219-980-6607.  Directions to the farm will be given upon registration. 

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