Friday, May 19th, 2017. 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM
Location: Santa Fe Botanical Garden, 715 Camino Lejo, Santa Fe, NM 87505
Cost: Members $45, Not-Yet-Members $65
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Join us for drinks and a discussion of how plants make great beverages. Ellen Zachos, author, forager, and mixologist, will discuss the use of native and foraged plants in mixology, while you taste a few specially cocktails, created from local harvests. She’ll also be signing copies of her new book, The Wildcrafted Cocktail. You might be surprised by how many “worthless weeds” actually make tasty drinks. Elisabeth Forrestel, PhD, an expert in grape vines and plant ecology, will explain a little about the evolutionary history and ecology of wild plants, and how this knowledge will help protect the future of wine grapes and other crops essential to the production of alcohol.
This event is in conjunction with Botany of a Feast: an immersive culinary and scientific experience. Proceeds will fund the Santa Fe Botanical Garden’s new ethnobotanical garden, an important living collection of plants used by humans.