People exist because plants exist. From medicine to shelter to inspiration, plants of all kinds have shaped the human experience. This C2ST Speakeasy will provide examples of herbs, cacti, and trees that are the backbone to our pharmaceuticals, rituals, and world, and why we need to protect them. With species going extinct every day, humans have to get creative about conservation. Between apocalypse-prep seed storage and reintroductions of rare plants, scientists are working tirelessly on developing innovative means for insuring diversity is around for the future. A case-study example of the most interesting medicinal plant in the world, American ginseng (which is becoming increasingly rare), will be discussed.
C2ST Speakeasy will be held on the first Tuesday of each month at Geek Bar Chicago for the foreseeable future. Registraion is not required, but it is encouraged. Please follow this link to register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/c2st-speakeasy-at-geek-bar-chicagos-science-tuesday-tickets-16421343681