Our native tribes certainly knew the medicinal value of our Sierra plants and flowers. Their very own medicine cabinet covered the fields and mountains in and around Hope Valley. In fact, the regional Lake Tahoe ranges are chock-full of what can be good for you. Join Dr. Kimball Chatfield, a medical botanist and Doctor of Oriental Medicine, for a fascinating treasure hunt, in search of wild blueberries, currants, yarrow, roses, onions, as well as mint, St. John’s Wort and other plants with surprising medicinal uses. Dr. Chatfield is author of Astragalus: Ancient Herb for Modern Times (available at Sorensen’s). For information and reservations, call Sorensen’s at (800) 423-9949.
DATE: July 16; 9:30 – 1:00 p.m.
COST: $35 Sorensen’s guests ($50 non-guests); bring your own bag lunch, or purchase one at Sorensen’s (advance orders required).
Illustration by John Muir Laws