An Economic Botany
AN ECONOMIC BOTANY COLLECTION
Richard H. Zander
During the 1970s, I taught a course in Economic Botany at
the State University of New York Center at
Those who would like to duplicate such material simply
need to frequent flea markets and the like, keeping an eye out for discarded
materials from, for instance, small pharmacies now closed because of competition.
Specialty grocery stores are also good places for the odd item. There is
nothing like travel in foreign lands to amass strange and wonderful products.
Also, by writing various manufacturing and trade organizations, or lobbying
groups, that promote plant-based products, one can commonly receive free a
rich variety of raw material and products in various stages of manufacture.
Mention that you are a teacher. I remember vividly a gin bottle filled with
various layers of the raw ingredients, such as juniper berries, also, from a
beer manufacturer, large bundles of grains and hops, from a jute manufacture,
enough beautiful yellow fine jute fiber to stuff a mattress (or maybe a
chair, anyway). For addresses, check the Yellow Pages for
R. H. Z.