Learn how our personal health and that of the surrounding landscape are inter-connected and how native medicinal plants can restore not only large-scale ecological systems, but also small-scale systems like our immune system.
DATE: Tuesday, February 9 3:00 – 4:30 PM EST
Registration fee: Sliding scale $25, $30, $35
Registration is OPEN and closes February 2
Presenter: Todd Lynch
Max Number of Participants: 100
Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we could support our health and help create habitat? Learn how our personal health and that of the surrounding landscape are inter-connected, how native medicinal plants can restore not only large-scale ecological systems, but also small-scale systems like our immune system. I’ll share background research, explore several of my own projects that illustrate the connections between ecological and human health and give an in-depth description of selected plants and their healing and ecological attributes, so that your landscape can reflect a commitment to personal health and the health of the landscape around you.
Join us for this one-hour presentation with thirty additional minutes provided for questions and discussion. Hand-outs and additional resources will be provided to participants prior to the session.
Todd Lynch is the principal of Ecotropy LLC, a landscape design studio that integrates medicinal plants, ecology, and art to create outdoor spaces to strengthen and illustrate the connections shared by human and ecological wellness. Each project seeks to empower people to take a more active part in their surroundings and their well-being, while contributing to the health of the planet. Todd is certified in Health Care Garden Design and in Community Herbalism. He served on the board of United Plant Savers, a national organization devoted to the conservation of rare, native medicinal plants, and is an active member of the Conservation Commission in Williamsburg, Massachusetts. Todd has collaborated on health, landscape restoration, and art installations across the US and has won several Massachusetts Cultural Council grants for environmental art installations and science- and art-based education programs. Todd has also lectured at universities, garden organizations, and apothecaries about medicinal plants in the landscape, and has served as a design critic at the Conway School of Landscape Design, Smith College, and UMass Amherst. He blogs about the intersections of landscape, wellness, and art at www.ecotropy.net, and on Twitter and Instagram @ecotropy.
- MLA, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
- MALD, The Conway School
- BA, Bowdoin College