Gwinnett Master Gardener Monthly Meeting

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Date: 19 September 2011
Time: 7:00PM - 8:00PM
Cost: Free
Location: George Pierce Park's Senior Activity Center, 55 Hwy 23 NE, Suwanee, GA 30024
Phone: 770 554-9707


Once again the Gwinnett Master Gardener meeting on September 19th will take place in a temporary location at the George Pierce Park’s Senior Activity Center, 55 Hwy 23 NE, Suwanee, GA 30024 (770) 822-5414. The program will begin at 7 p.m.

Debbie Cosgrove will be our speaker, presenting a program on:
A 19th century Physician’s Use of Medicinal Herbs with Emphasis on Native Plants. Debbie will introduce us to Dr. Durham’s use of medicinal plants. Dr. Durham was one of the more renowned physicians of Georgia during the 19th century.

Debbie is a graduate of UGA with a BS in Foods and Nutrition and an MS in Horticulture. In 2008 she and Ellen Whitaker co-authored a book containing the 19th century medicinal remedies of Dr. Lindsey Durham who resided near Athens, Ga. Debbie is affiliated with the historical preservation group the Friends of Scull Shoals. She has an interest in native plants and currently volunteers for the Georgia Perimeter College Native Garden in Decatur. She lives in Arnoldsville, Ga.

Should you be interested, Debbie will have available copies of her book, “Dr. Durham’s Receipts: A 19th century’s Physician’s Use of Medicinal Herbs” by Debbie C. Cosgrove and Ellen Whitaker. The book is $8 cash or check only.