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Calendar: Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden Classes
Title: Medicinal Plants of California Herb Walk
When: Sat Jan 26 10 am - 1 pm
Description: Medicinal Plants of California Herb Walk
Saturday, January 26, 2013, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Fee: members $20, public $25

Join experienced herbalist William Broen for a Garden walk and presentation featuring medicinal and edible plants native to California. Participants will learn both traditional and modern plant uses of approximately 30 species, as well as relevant folklore associated.

Broen is a bioregionally focused herbalist and natural products educator. He has spent most of his adult life studying medicinal and edible plants that grow in California and the Western United States. Largely self-taught, Broen has also completed a four-year program at the Pacific School of Herbal Medicine in Oakland, California, which focuses on education of medicinal plants. He currently works as an educator for a natural products brokerage and leads educational walks for schools, garden clubs and other diverse groups.

Presenting throughout California, Broen shares his knowledge and enthusiasm with emphases on how humans have interacted with plants throughout history, how our senses often tell us much about the plants around us, and how a plant’s survival adaptations are often related to the ways they affect our bodies. Broen relays his knowledge in a format that is enjoyable, easy to understand and encourages questioning and discussion among participants.

Program is limited to 20 participants. Please bring a sack lunch or snack and a water bottle.

Check our Community Education webpage for more class offerings.


Pay by check or charge by phone. Registrar’s office hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Preregistration is required; many classes have a maximum number of particpants. Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden members receive a 20 percent discount on programs and pay the member fee listed. Click here for membership information or call RSABG's membership team at (909) 625-8767 ext. 257.

For more information or to register for a class call (909) 625-8767, ext. 224 or email

Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, founded in 1927 by Susanna Bixby Bryant, is the largest botanic garden dedicated exclusively to California’s native plants. The Garden is located on 86 acres in Claremont, approximately 35 miles east of Los Angeles. The Garden offers a superb selection of California native plants for sale at Grow Native Nursery.

Visitor information
Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden is located at 1500 N. College Ave., Claremont, California. It is open daily from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m., except major national holidays. The California Garden Shop is open daily from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Admission: free for RSABG members; $8 adults; $6 seniors and students; $4 children 3-12; For more information please call (909) 625-8767 or visit
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