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Medicinal Plant Exhibit Wins Three Awards at the Philadelphia Flower Show

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UD’s exhibit at the 2015 Philadelphia Flower Show offers a lesson on the value of abundant plant life as found in the Amazon rainforest.

…continued from Part One on the UD’s 2015 Philadelphia Flower Show exhibit featuring plants from the Amazon

The University of Delaware’s “Forest to Pharmacy” exhibit, conceived and designed in conjunction with the ACEER, has won three awards at the 2015 Philadelphia Flower Show: a Silver Medal in the Education class; a Special Achievement award from the Garden Club Federation of Pennsylvania; and the Herb Society of America Award. The flower show will run Feb. 28 through March 8 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

The focus of the exhibit was the healing plants of the Amazon rainforest. The Philadelphia Flower Show is the world’s largest indoor exhibition of plants, visited by more than 250,000 individuals during its one week run in Philadelphia. The show is organized by the Pennsylvania Horticulture Society.

Philadelphia flower show 3ACEER President, Dr. Roger Mustalish, assisted students and faculty in the selection of key Amazonian medicinal plants, their traditional and contemporary uses, and presented a seminar to the students who installed the exhibit to help them better understand rainforest botanical medicine.

ACEER will be offering, Health and Healing Traditions of Amazonia: Exploring the Roots of Holistic Health and Integrative Medicine, August 4-12, 2015 in the Peruvian Amazon. To learn more about this study tour click here.

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To read Part One of this story, click here.