Participants in a program about native plants this weekend can learn which species of St. John's wort is used to treat depression, how to make dandelion wine and other types of interesting plant-related information.
The program "Valley Vibes: Traditional Uses of Plants" is set for 7 p.m. Saturday at the Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge visitor center on W.Va. 32 to learn about the changing history and uses of some of the native plants found on the refuge.
Topics will include wild plants' role in modern and traditional medicine, although the information presented in this program is not intended to prevent, diagnose, treat or cure any disease.
This program is presented by Master Naturalist volunteer Ann Mealey. She studied botany while in college and has had a lifelong interest in plants.
The program is free and sponsored by Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge and the Friends of the 500th.