Guided Tour – Medicinal Plants at the Arnold Arboretum: An Exploration of the Wild and Cultivated Remedies Growing Beneath our Feet

John de la Parra, Associate, Harvard University Herbaria, &

Ernest Anemone, JD Lecturer, Tufts University

The Leventritt Shrub and Vine Garden contains a multitude of cultivated plants with culturally significant medicinal properties. However, on a casual stroll along Linden Path to the Leventritt, you will pass dozens of other plants that are often looked upon as simple weeds. Many of these plants have rich ethnobotanical histories of their own that tie us closer to our environment. Your guides will explain how these "weedy" plants came to colonize this area while touching on cultural contexts and botanical identification of these wild species—as well as the cultivated medicinal species in the Leventritt Shrub and Vine Garden. In case of inclement weather, contact 617.384.5209.

INEQUALITY AND OUR WELL-BEING: Richard Wilkinson & Kate Pickett

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Join the Jamaica Plain Forum to welcome globally recognized UK health leaders Richard Wilkinson and Kate Picket will be speaking at the JP Forum about their new book, THE INNER LEVEL: How More Equal Societies Reduce Stress, Restore Sanity and Improve Everyone’s Well-Being. In 2009, Wilkinson and Picket revolutionized our understanding of economic inequality with their globally-recognized book, THE SPIRIT LEVEL: Why Equality is Better for Everyone. They are coming to Jamaica Plain on their U.S. book tour for The Inner Level. Get your ticket now: http://bit.ly/PickettANDWilkinson

Educational Program on Guardianship in Jamaica Plain

Guardian Community Trust, a nonprofit created to improve the lives of seniors and individuals with disabilities in Massachusetts, is partnering with Ethos in Jamaica Plain, to convene an educational program for local caregivers about resources and tools for enabling care in the community, including guardianship and alternatives to guardianship.  The program is designed so that local caregivers to the elderly and individuals with mental illness and disabilities will understand the options available when a person is no longer able to make decisions for themselves. Presenters:

Heather Connors, Ph.D., director of research, Guardian Community Trust

Traci Cucinotta, MSW, MBE, LICSW, education and training specialist, Guardian Community Trust

Rep. Sánchez Hosts Small Biz Breakfast on Obamacare

Business owners of JP — on Friday morning, State Representative Jeffrey Sánchez is hosting a small business breakfast. The topic is how the Affordable Care Act will affect your enterprise. Sánchez is well-versed in the topic. As you may know, he is chairman of the joint House-Senate committee on public health. There will also be speakers from the Associated Industries of Massachusetts and Massachusetts Association of Health Plans.

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