Medicines of the Black American Captive with Community Herbalist Monticue Connally

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Enslaved Africans survived in the harshest of conditions without the resources of their oppressors. How did they survive? Herbs! Enslaved communities had people within them who had knowledge of the healing powers of plants. Come and learn about these plants, how slaves used them, and how you can use them today.

Please click here on February 22 at 6:00 PM to join the discussion or register below if you'd like to receive an email reminder. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions on how to join this virtual Zoom session. 

Monticue is a Denver native, Shaman, and Community Herbalist with a heart for community and education. In the summers he helps co-teach a Mountain Herbalism program and is also a teacher for the Denver Botanic Gardens Herbal Certification Program. He has offered herb walks in the past teaching locals about the many medicines growing around them. This is his passion in life, and he has been committed to both teaching and learning this art for the last 13 years. Follow him on FaceBookInstragram and Patreon.

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