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Latin American Garden Resources

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Latin American Ethnobotanical Garden Tour with Volunteer Gardener (8 min 8 sec)

The ethnobotanical garden at Vanderbilt University is filled with sages, agaves, exotic plants, and annuals. The species housed in the garden reflect the Center for Latin American Studies’ particular strengths in Mexico, Brazil, Central America and Black Atlantic. The garden provides an interdisciplinary, hands-on teaching tool for university students, as well as local K-12 educators and their students.

 

Medicinal Plants of Latin America (9 min 16 sec)

Featured on the television program Volunteer Gardener

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Mexican Milkweed (2 min 31 sec)

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Cassava (1 min 24 sec)

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Epazote (1 min 18 sec)

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Hierba Santa, the “Rootbeer Plant” (1 min 49 sec)

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Article Sets for Young Readers:

“Medicinal Plants of Latin America”

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View PDF (6 one-page articles, Spanish language)