Museum Hours: Tues-Sat 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

“Folk Healing Traditions of New Mexico: Medicinal Plants

Of the Middle Rio Grande”

Herbalist Dianne Rand and Dara Saville will provide short lectures introducing this exciting exhibit.

Dianne Rand is a licensed Family Nurse Practitioner and retired Clinical Social Worker. Her career began in South Dakota where she helped pioneer the Physician Assistant- Nurse Practitioner movement to fill the gap in rural health care in the U.S. Dianne has studied herbalism, food as medicine, and Ayurvedic medicine for 20 years. She is a mentor and educator of Southwest gardening, herbalism and folk healing practices. She graduated from NMHU with a Master’s in Social Work and from the University Of North Dakota as a Family Nurse Practitioner.

Dara Saville is the founder and primary instructor of the Albuquerque Herbalism Bioregional Herb Studies Program. She is also the Director of the Yerba Mansa Project, an all-volunteer endeavor to restore native plants in the Bosque and provide educational outreach regarding the importance of native plant communities. She has a bachelor’s degree from New York University and a master’s degree specializing in geography of the Southwest from the University of New Mexico. She is also a graduate of Dr. Tierona Low Dog’s Foundation of Herbal Medicine Program and has apprenticed or taken classes with numerous other herbal mentors.

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