ENVS 008. Plants and Human Culture.

This course explores the relationships between people and plants, particularly in the contexts of food, health, and medicine, in order to reflect on and deepen human connections to the botanical world. As we explore differences in plant/people relationships and ethnobotanical knowledge systems, we will consider questions about how these differences have been valued or devalued and their impacts on environmental sustainability and human wellbeing. The course will emphasize hands-on learning (e.g., nature journaling, gardening, botanical medicine preparation, artisanal vegetable fermentation, field trips, etc.). 
1.0 credit.
Eligible for ESCH
Fall 2021. Mohn.
Fall 2022. Staff.
Catalog chapter: Environmental Studies  
Department website: https://www.swarthmore.edu/environmental-studies

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