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Medicinal Plants in Science and Tradition

  • RambleRill Farm 913 Arthur Minnis Road Hillsborough, NC, 27278 United States (map)

Traditional herbalism and orthodox Western medicine are often perceived as mutually exclusive approaches to health and wellness---but are they? How can scientific research enhance understanding of herbs and application of plant-based therapies? How can traditional herbal approaches inform orthodox Western medicine as it evolves to a more holistic system of care? Join us at RambleRill Farm as we explore answers to these questions and others through presentations and discussion. 

Email Hannah Popish at with names and number of participants by Sunday, September 25

$15 per person suggested donation by cash or check at the session


Hannah Popish, MSW is the proprietor of poppysol, dedicated to creating local and ethical herbal blends. She is a farmer and herbalist with a winding career that led her to her happy place–being outside and sharing her love of the power of plants with others. 

Jane Saiers, PhD, AAS and Darin Knapp, PhD grow and sell certified organic fruits, vegetables, mushrooms, chicken eggs, and herbs at RambleRill Farm. Darin also works full time as a scientist at the University of North Carolina. With backgrounds in neuropharmacology and research, Jane and Darin are fascinated by medicinal herbs from multiple perspectives: cultural, traditional, pharmacological, and scientific. 

Later Event: January 22
High Tea with Hannah