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Word of the Week: Ethnobotany

Some universities have departments of ethnobotany, where the uses of plants by various ethnic and indigenous cultures are studied, including how the wood of particular trees is used and whether a plant or a kind of wood or the oil derived from a plant, is regarded as sacred or as having healing properties. Both Virginia Tech and the University of Virginia have departments that study and document the traditional uses of the plants and fungi that grow in the Commonwealth, including their medicinal uses. Continue reading

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Blooming Red, WHITE, and Blue

Today we remember Independence Day with the white flowers found in the Glencarlyn Library Community Garden and the Sunny and Memorial Rose Gardens in Bon Air Park on July 4, 2017 and 2018. Continue reading

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