Coharie Tribe partners with the NC Native American Ethnobotany Project

NC Native Ethnobotany Project: Building Healthier Communities Through Healthier Living

The North Carolina Native American Ethnobotany Project is about maintaining strong, resilient Native American communities through knowledge and environmental stewardship. We work with communities interested in:

•Reaffirming relationships with native wild plant relatives
•Remembering and relearning medicinal and cultural value of native wild plants
•Documenting and disseminating collective cultural knowledge about native wild plants in a meaningful way.

​We conduct focus groups and interviews with community elders to review the knowledge and use of culturally significant native and naturalized plants in their area. Our team of researchers collect plant specimens for cataloging and identification, return knowledge back to the community through workshops, blog posts, and book publication (Fall 2019); help communities establish medicinal and wild plant gardens; and donate native trees and plants back to communities for medicinal/cultural use and education.

Check out the official project website for all the latest news, recipes and blogs on traditional native plants!