Civil War Botanicals

August 24, 2022 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
$10/Garden Member; $12/General Public
Chris "Chip" Refsguard | Education Coordinator
920.491.3691 ext. 107

herbs on wooden table

Northeast Wisconsin Unit of the Herb Society of America

Modern Medicine’s Debt to the Civil War

Approximately 620,000 soldiers died in the Civil War. Two-thirds of those deaths were not the result of enemy fire…but of disease. The Union blockades of Confederate sources of the conventional medicines resulted in reliance on traditional botanical healing practices. By the end of the “War Between the States”, American medicine was forever changed. Learn about this fascinating story and the plants and women that played a major role.



Please be aware that all programs, events, and policies are subject to change as the situation with the COVID–19 pandemic evolves. Watch for the latest updates via email, Facebook, and our website.

Don’t delay! Register right away as classes may fill quickly. We also value our instructors’ time, so classes may risk being canceled due to low early enrollment. Thank you!

After You Register

We will contact you the week of the program to confirm your enrollment. Please dress according to the weather for all outdoor programs. No rain or snow dates are planned. Classes open one half-hour before starting time.

Cancelations & Refunds

Classes canceled due to COVID-19, low enrollment, or hazardous weather conditions are refunded automatically. You will be notified by phone if a program is canceled. In cases of inclement weather, call 920.491.3691 ext. 107 to check the status of the program. If you must cancel your registration for a program, your registration fees will be refunded if notice is received at least five days prior to the program. Green Bay Botanical Garden cannot refund fees requested on or after the start date of a program or for sessions missed due to student illness or other personal situations.