North Carolina Botanical Garden


Native Southeastern Medicinal Plants

with Ricky Bratz, Herbalist at Cazimi Healing

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Date: Sunday, May 16, 2021

Time: 1:30 PM-4:30 PM

Fee: $45 ($41 Members)


Unless there are severe storms, this class will take place rain or shine. About 45 minutes of instruction will take place in our Joslin Combined Classroom and the remainder of the class period will be spent outdoors.


Explore the beauty of native southeastern medicinal plants through field identification. Using the expansive resources of the NCBG display gardens and the Piedmont Nature Trails behind the Garden, students take in the abundant medicine that our local flora has to offer. Topics include field identification, ethical gathering and harvesting, history and lore of each plant, therapeutic and medicinal uses, and preparations. 

No prerequisites.






Remaining registrations: 0

Note: Preregistration is required | Registration open through 5/14/2021 12:00 PM EST | Refund Policy

About the Instructor

Ricky is a certified herbalist and health & food educator. Ricky formalized her herbal medicine knowledge through study with Juliet Blankespoor at the Chestnut School of Herbal Medicine Plant Immersion Program in Asheville, NC in 2009. Following that, she completed the Advanced Herbal Science program with Mimi Hernandez at the One World Healing Arts Institute, also in Asheville, in 2010. Ricky teaches classes and workshops, maintains a private clinical practice and makes medicine in Durham, NC. Read more about Ricky's work at

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Certificate in Native Plant Studies Credits

Native Plant Studies Elective Course: Credits - 0.25
Certificate in Native Plants Elective Course: Credits - 0.34


(Note: This class is open to everyone - you do not have to be a part of the certificate program to attend the class!)

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UNC Community Standards

We are taking extensive precautions to make sure the Garden is a safe place to visit, and we need your help to keep it safe for everyone. When registering, you must agree to abide by the UNC Community Standards. Read the UNC Community Standards here.


In brief, please follow these practices:

  • Before leaving home for class, check for symptoms using the COVID-19 screening checklist. Do not attend class if you are experiencing any symptom(s) indicated on the screening checklist or have knowledge of a recent exposure to someone who has tested positive. If you are not able to attend class for this reason, we will offer you a full refund as course credit or to your credit card.
  • Watch your distance and remain 6 feet apart from others.
  • Bring a mask with you. Wear a mask at all times indoors and when you are unable to maintain a 6' distance outdoors due to path widths or other unavoidable circumstances.
  • Wash your hands often.


By doing these things, you are doing your part to keep others safe both on campus and in our local communities.


Joslin Combined Classroom (C106 & C107)

100 Old Mason Farm Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27517