Richo Cech

Plants for the Future: Herbal Medicine Healing the Earth

Join Richo Cech for a free Alston Lecture as he shares his world of small, diverse herbal farms that provide local medicine while helping buffer the effects of climate change, now and into the future. He will discuss some common herbs and herbal formulas that give results when pharmaceuticals fail and share exciting new findings in herbal medicine. A book-signing will follow.

International author, lecturer, and emerald-thumb gardener Richo Cech began his career as an archaeologist and ethnobotanist in East Africa. Upon his return to the United States in 1978, he began cultivating and saving the seed of medicinal plants. Richo is the author of the widely acclaimed Horizon Herbs Growing Guide and Catalog as well as Making Plant Medicine, Growing At-Risk Medicinal Herbs, and The Medicinal Herb Grower. Cech uses what he calls "natural gardening techniques" to cultivate 1,000 species of medicinal plants at Horizon Herbs Seed Farm in Williams, Oregon.

Richo Cech will also be holding a workshop on November 3. Register for Medicinal Herb Gardening by November 1.

The Philip and Elkin Alston Lecture series is made possible through the generous support of the Charles Loridans Foundation. Admission to the lecture is free, and no reservations are required.

Free Alston Lecture
Thursday, November 1
7 p.m.