Upcoming Event
Event Name: Program: Medicinal Plant - Blackberry
Event Occurs: Once
Event Description: Plants have many uses, both historically and modern. Historically, people used a lot of plants for ailments and diseases, some of which have held up through modern science and research, and others that have not. This program will focus on the benefits of the blackberry, both modern and historic. First, we'll head outside to find, identify, and harvest wild blackberry. Then we'll make and test a decoction using directions from a Confederate surgeon in 1863. We'll also discuss modern findings about the health benefits of the humble Blackberry plant that were unknown in the 1860's. At the end of the program, anyone who wants one, will be able to take home a small blackberry plant.

Registration is required at least three days prior to event.
Cost $5 per person / free for children 10 and under.
Event Class: General
Contact Person or Organization: Battle of Rivers Bridge State Historic Site
Website Address: www.southcarolinaparks.com/rivers-bridge
Contact Phone: 803.683.0239
Contact Email: rbridgesp@scprt.com
Start Date/Time: 4/27/2024 2:00 PM
End Date/Time: 4/27/2024 4:00 PM
Directions: Battle of Rivers Bridge State Historic Site
325 State Park Rd
Ehrhardt, SC 29081