New Ethno-Botany Education Project Favored by Chilean Science Commission

Senda Darwin, Omora’s sister NGO in ChiloĆ©, recently received an “Explora” grant from the Chilean national science commission (CONICYT) to conduct an education program entitled: “Our green roots – discovering and valuing native flora and their traditional uses.” This 10 month program will include working directly with schools in several parts of Chile to learn about and communicate a broad range of experiences about native flora, including their medicinal, artistic, cultural, food and other uses. The knowledge acquired by students and instructors also will be published in a subsquent book on ethno-botany. Omora is proud to support this initiative, lending our partners in ChiloĆ© the years of experience gained in Cape Horn linking the natural and cultural worlds that surround us.