The Renewal of Nature Awareness & Psychedelics- A conversation with Ralph Metzner & Kathleen Harrison. June 17, 2016, 7-9pm

Botanical Dimensions is producing its first event in the Performing Arts Center at Occidental Center for the Arts. Please join us, if you are in Northern California, for this special evening: A conversation between two old friends. Kat has long been friends with the renowned psychedelic researcher, author and wise teacher, Dr. Ralph Metzner. They [...]

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Our first Ethnobotany Festival & Symposium – Sept. 24, 2016 – Join us for an exceptional day

BD will host the first Ethnobotany Festival & Symposium here in Occidental, CA, on Saturday, Sept. 24. The exciting educational event will be held all around our Ethnobotany Library, on the grounds of the Occidental Center for the Arts. NOTE: This event will occur from 10am to 6pm (not 8pm, as the flyer says). Tickets [...]

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New Spring 2016 CLASSES with ethnobotanist Kathleen Harrison

Sign up now! Or sign up on the mailing list to learn about our future class offerings.  * Global Ethnobotany with a Local Focus – ~ A popular 4-month series, one Saturday per month. A survey of the breadth and depth of cultural relationships between plants, fungi and humans—from ancestral folk knowledge to 21st century [...]

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Our Challenge Grant needs rain! Rain = Donations, please, by Dec. 31

Our challenge grant needs rain now! Donations = Rain. Please give! Like the forests and meadows, at Botanical Dimensions we appreciate the rain and snow that California is finally receiving, after years of drought. Our oak and chapparal-covered hills are reveling in moist green. We know the fungi are having a blast, awakening underground and [...]

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PLEASE HELP MEET OUR CHALLENGE GRANT by Dec. 31st!

Generous donors have given $4800 that we must match in the next few days, by 12/31/15. Please make a year’s-end tax-deductible donation to support our projects, studies, classes and the new Ethnobotany Library. Become a member for merely $35/year, or give as generously as you can at any amount. Click the DONATE button here, or [...]

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BD’s ETHNOBOTANY LIBRARY IS OPEN – Become a member!

The new library of Botanical Dimensions holds a treasure trove of books, periodicals and articles on all aspects of wide-ranging ethnobotany: Certainly lots on plants (botany) and fungi (mycology), but also ecology, indigenous knowledge systems, biodiversity, natural philosophy, mythology, anthropology, herbal medicine, botanical illustration, and much more. We have a featured section on visionary plant [...]

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