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Herbalist Natalia Bragg-Taylor at UMFK

September 20, 2010

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The Environmental Studies Program at the University of Maine at Fort Kent is pleased to invite the St. John Valley community to a lecture presentation on “Medicinal Plants” by Ms Natalia Bragg-Taylor of Knot-II-Bragg Farm on Friday, September 24 from 11 a.m. to 12 noon in Nadeau Hall teleconference room.

Also on Saturday, September 25 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon, Ms. Natalia-Taylor will present a workshop and nature walk entitled, “Trees that Heal,” which will be held in Cyr Hall, room 209. The presentation and the workshop are free.
 
Ms. Bragg-Taylor will show and identify the various herbs and trees in the area that can be used medicinally and as food.
 
Ms. Bragg-Taylor, a Native American, who is a practicing herbalist of 42 years. She has traveled and taught her craft on and off the Knot II Bragg Farm located in Wade, Maine for the last 15 years. Natalia is a founding member of the Aroostook County Herb Association.
 
In 2005, she was accepted as Shaman by the Native American tribes at Spruce Haven. She was a guest speaker at the National Folk Festival in Bangor, Maine. In 2008, she was trained and certified in the Reiki method of natural healing. 
 
Ms. Bragg-Taylor was featured in Grit magazine. The article was entitled “Country Women Rock,” in 2009. She also was Elder of the Native people at the Wesget Sipu Pow Wow, which is held in Fort Kent, Maine.
 
For more information on the presentation or to sign up for the workshop, please call Dr. Steve Selva at (207)834-7617.