SVF Foundation

SVF Lecture Series



SVF Conference Room

SVF Lecture Series

The SVF Lecture Series features topics pertaining to local farming systems, sustainable agriculture and conservation.

These events are free to the public and held at Swiss Village Farm, 152 Harrison Avenue, Newport,RI.

Space is limited and advance registration is required. Please contact Kate Rowles at or (401) 848-7229 ext. 10 to register.

Mark your calendar:

Preserving Native Plant Knowledge
Presenter - Arthur Haines
7PM Wednesday, August 12th 2015

This lecture is designed to expose the audience to a wide-range of useful plants that grow wild on the New England landscape. Plants that can be used to nourish, heal, and craft are discussed. Some specific examples of vitamin content, antioxidant ability, and herbal therapy will be shared. through the uses of images, stories of indigenous use, and contemporary scientific study, an argument is made that the waning use of wild plants (for food, medicine, fiber, etc.) is correlated with a in health of both our bodies and our local landscapes. Foraging, wildcrafting medicine, and other such pursuits connect us to the wild world and create a bond, one that deepens with use. The critical need for preserving native plants and their habitats cannot be fully realized without interacting with them - viewing them from afar does not reveal their full value to people.

Please check back soon for additional dates and topics to be presented in this ongoing series.

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