Economic Botany

Instructor: Melissa Custic, The Morton Arboretum

Economic botany is the study of plants that are used by humans for food, beverages, medicine, textiles, shelter and other uses. This subject is interdisciplinary and concerns the numerous relationships between people and plants. This course will explore the human uses of plants (and certain fungi), including domesticated cultivated plants as well as wild-growing plants.

Dates: January 28 – May 1, Lectures Mondays and Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Completion of additional hours of lab and field time will be required

Location: Research Center, The Morton Arboretum, 4100 Illinois Route 53, Lisle, IL 60532

To register: 4 credits, upper-level. Please contact the Biology Department faculty at the participating A.C.C.A. institution from which you wish to receive credit.

Questions? Please contact Megan Dunning (mdunning@mortonarb.org / 630-725-2101)