View across a valley in the Nilgiris of Ooty (Udhagai), Tamil Nadu, India. (Wikimedia commons)

Southern India ethnobotany discussed at next CV Hort Society meeting

Monday, Feb. 19, the Comox Valley Horticultural Society welcomes botanist Chanchal Cabrera, presenting the “Ethnobotany of Tribal People in Southern India.”

In 2011, Chanchal worked as staff botanist for a documentary film, recording their ancient ways and vanishing medicines.

Her illustrated talk will discuss five distinct tribal groups, their clothes, customs, traditional medicines and healing ways, and the challenges they face in the modern world.

Chanchal will showcase the beauty and magic of India: temples and palaces, mountains and valleys, as well highlighting unusual or useful plants, many unknown in Western herbal medicinal practise.

Come join us at the Courtenay Florence Filberg, to discover the Nilgiri Mountain range in Southern Western India, where the states of Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka meet to embrace this UNESCO Biosphere Preserve.

Chanchal and husband Thierry run the beautiful seven-acre Innisfree Farm and Botanic Garden in Royston, specializing in food and medicinal plants, and apprenticeships in organic gardening and herbal medicine.

Annual memberships are still available: Single $20 or family of two $30. Print off your membership form and bring it along with your cheque or cash, or mail it, or sign up online, at

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Guests are welcomed to attend for $5.

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