We depend on plants for our wellbeing. Our story is inextricably linked to theirs through the food, fiber, medicine and other benefits they provide. Roots to Healing: A brief survey of the past, present and future of plant-based remedies in Minnesota, an exhibition organized by the College of Biological Sciences Conservatory, invites you to consider the historical, cultural, scientific and economic value of a handful of plants from around the globe that have taken root in Minnesota from the commonplace plantain to the rare Lady’s Slipper orchid or the controversial Cannabis.
March 9 from 6-8 p.m.
Join us for an opening reception featuring original compositions inspired by the exhibition by musician LOTT! Program begins at 6 p.m. in Best Buy Theater A reception in Northrop Gallery follows the program.
Open to the public. Free. RSVP at z.umn.edu/rootstohealing
The College of Biological Sciences Conservatory houses the region’s most diverse collection of plants from around the world organized by biome or environment. The collections are a critical teaching tool vividly demonstrating plant evolution.