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KU Medicinal Garden Summer Tour • Douglas County

Saturday, Jun 16th, 2012 @ 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. Meet just inside the gate under our shade structure at the center of our demonstration garden. We'll provide our signature tea made from three native mints.

We’ll tour all areas of the garden, including our research plantings, our demonstration/show garden, our natural dye garden and the KU Student Farm. KU students involved in projects at the research garden site will be on hand to visit. Here's some of what you'll see:

* Demonstration/show garden -- This 70- by 80-foot garden, planted last year, includes seven different themed beds of medicinal plants: three native mints, echinacea species, milkweed species, tea/scented medicinal 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 architecturally appealing shelter is built entirely from reclaimed lumber from Westar.

* KU Student Farm -- Now in its second year of full operation, it's thriving as a community garden with 50 separate plots.

* New research plantings -- Our research section of about will include 25 species, including six newly plants species. Nearly a dozen species have been harvested from this area for medicinal testing.

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

Contact: Kirsten Bosnak nativeplants@ku.edu 785-864-6267

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Sponsor: KU Native Medicinal Plant Research Program

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