plants in Greece that can grow in Maine; their uses in modern medicine

Merryspring talk with Denise DeSpirito: Herbs of Antiquity

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CAMDEN — Gardener Denise DeSpirito will lead a presentation called “Herbs of Antiquity” on Tuesday, June 8, at 12 p.m., at Merryspring Nature Center.

Many plants with historical significance in ancient Greek and Roman cultures are no longer as revered as widely used. In this program, Denise DeSpirito will speak about some of these plants and their medicinal uses, as well their associated stories and mythologies.

Inspired by a recent trip to Greece, DeSpirito’s talk will cover plants commonly grown in that part of the world that can also be cultivated in the Maine garden, along with their uses in modern herbal medicine.

DeSpirito is a gardener and herbalist. She has grown herbs all over the Northeast, including Avena Botanicals in Rockport, Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture in New York, and Farmacy Herbs in Rhode Island. She currently serves as Garden Manager at Merryspring.

This talk is part of Merryspring's Outdoor Spring Talk series. Outdoor Talks are held in a distanced manner in the Hexagon at Merryspring, with face-masks required for all guests.

The cost of this program is $5 for the general public, with a free admission for Merryspring members. No preregistration is necessary for this event.

Merryspring is your community nature center offering walking trails, cultivated gardens, wildlife, and ecology and horticulture educational programs all year round. The park is located at the end of Conway Road, just off of Route 1 in Camden behind Hannaford Shopping Plaza. For more information on this program, please contact or call 207-236-2239.

Event Date: 

Tue, 06/08/2021 - 12:00pm

Event Location: 

Merryspring Nature Center