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Urban Ecology Center to Host Ethnobotany Talk

Dr. Zohara Yaniv-Bachrach

Ethnobotanist, researcher and lecturer Zohara Yaniv-Bachrach will give a presentation, Traditional Medicine in Ethnic Communities in Israel: The Effect of Geography and Culture, at 7 p.m., September 19, at the Urban Ecology Center Riverside Park location. Ethnobotany is the scientific study of the medicinal and religious uses of plants in different customs. Yaniv-Bachrach will discuss the traditional medications and medicinal plants of the distinctive cultures that make up the land of Israel.

Yaniv-Bachrach pursued botany studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and completed her Ph.D. studies in plant biochemistry at the Department of Biological Sciences at Columbia University, in New York. In 1978, she returned to Israel, where she was appointed senior scientist to the newly formed Institute of Plant Sciences, Agricultural Research Organization, Bet-Dagan, Israel.

Admission is free. Location: 1500 E. Park Pl., Milwaukee. For more information, visit

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