Medicinal plants workshop offered |

Medicinal plants workshop offered

Tahoe Daily Tribune

Dr. Kimball Chatfield will present a workshop on the medicinal power of Sierra plants at 7:30 p.m. April 6 at Sorensen’s Resort. The cost of $5 per person will be matched by Sorensen’s to benefit the Friends of Hope Valley, a nonprofit organization founded to protect and preserve the open space of Hope, Faith and Charity valleys in Alpine County.

With the surging interest in turning to plants and other natural sources as alternatives to synthetically produced medicines, this course is both timely and illuminating. While participants won’t necessarily find a cure for the common cold they might discover some surprising remedies.

A South Lake Tahoe acupuncturist and botanical expert, Chatfield will talk about uncovering some of these Alpine secrets based on his extensive research in the area and will highlight his presentation with a beautiful slide show. Copies of his book, ” Medicinal Plants of the High Sierra,” done in collaboration with illustrator Kristen Schwartz, will be available.

Sorensen’s is located 20 miles south of Lake Tahoe just east of the junction of highways 88 and 89. To make a reservation for the workshop, dinner or lodging or for more information call (800) 423-9949.s