SANDWICH — An exposition of current biochemical research and ancient wisdom in the field of botanical medicine will be offered on Saturday July 27 from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m at the Samuel Wentworth Public Library in Sandwich.
Presenters will include:
— Dr. Kathryn Cranford, who received her doctorate from Bastyr university in 2001 and has been licensed and practicing family medicine and midwifery in New England for 12 years. Presently at her private practice, Whole Heart Healing Arts in Laconia, she has maintained a strong focus in the study and practice of botanical medicine. Dr. Cranford will be providing the keynote presentation "The Essence of Herbal Medicine: The Earths Pharmacy".
— Andrea Marshall is an herbalist and wild forager who has been trained through the traditional way of apprentice work, paid internship and study with some of New England's most inspired botanical scientists. She will be demonstrating "Local Botanical 's for the Cold and Flu Season: Antibacterials, Antivirals, and Expectorants". Identification technique, current biochemical research, and proper usage will be covered.
— Dennis Chesley and Eric Milligan are the founders of The New Hampshire Mushroom Company. Their very successful company grows, harvests and sells edible and medicinal mushrooms to businesses and patrons through out NH. Both men have been studying, foraging and growing fungi for a combination of over 50 years. Mr. Chesley and Mr. Milligan will be expounding and demonstrating "Edible and Medicinal Mushrooms of the Lakes Region and White Mountain areas".
A medicine walk, guided by all four speakers, on surrounding trails will follow.
There is a suggested donation of $10 per person for the entire program.