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KU Medicinal Garden Summer Tour • Douglas County

Saturday, Jun 18th, 2011 @ 10am-noon
KU Native Medicinal Plant Research Garden • 1865 E. 1600 Road • Lawrence, KS • Map

The garden is half a mile north of Highway 40, adjacent to the Prairie Moon Waldorf Schools grounds. So much is new at the garden this summer! We'll meet just inside the gate under our new shade structure. We'll provide our signature tea made from three native mints. Here's some of what you'll see:

* Demonstration/show garden -- This 70- by 80-foot garden includes six different themed beds of medicinal plants: echinacea species, milkweed species, tea/scented plants, native edible plants, classical European medicinals, and native plants in the U.S. Pharmacopeia and National Formulary.

* Shade structure -- At the center of the show garden, this shelter is built entirely from reclaimed lumber from Westar.

* KU Student Farm -- Now in its first year of open operation, it's thriving as a community garden with more than 25 separate plots.

* New research plantings -- We have expanded our research section to include six new species, bringing us to almost 30 species in our research rows.

* Native plants natural dye garden -- This soon-to-be-planted garden is part of an independent study by a KU fine arts student.

Contact: Kirsten Bosnak 785-864-6267

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Sponsor: KU Native Medicinal Plant Research Program

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