Ancient Wisdom, Modern Practices

One of my favorite places: The New York Botanical Garden.

One of my favorite projects there: Their thirty year project to discover and study the medicinal plants of Belize in respectful conjunction with local healers.

Here’s the whole story straight from the people who lived it. did an in depth interview with Rosita about her life and work and you can listen to that here.

The book they’re talking about is “Messages from the Gods: A Guide to the Useful Plants of Belize” – a masterpiece of enthnobotany.

You can find out more about Rosita’s books here.

– Ken McCarthy