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ALKALOIDS FOR THOUGHT 1
The impatient idealist says:
‘Give me a place to stand and
I shall move the earth.’
But such a place does not exist.
We all have to stand on the earth itself and
go with her at her pace.
-Chinua Achebe
Nigerian novelist, poet, professor, and critic
 

2016

Year

in

Review


On January 1st, 2016
ECfES.org moved into
it's new downtown office


By January 1st, 2017
we appeared on cable television

we provided book loans to
library patrons


we helped bring an ayahuasca
documentary to a local movie theater


we hosted a participatory
psychedelic conference


we took to the streets to
offer education about kratom


we joined MAPS Global Psychedelic
Dinner to fundraise for MDMA


we met with local addictions professionals
to discuss ethnobotanicals


we talked with U.N. International Drug Policy
Consortium on the role of local grassroots orgs


we toured the history of pharmaceutical
meds from 1800's to today


we tabled at Community Village
at Oregon Country Fair


we launched an
ethnobotanical conservatory


we began plant cultivation of
select species of ethnobotanicals


we joined the Oregon Health Authority's
Behavioral Health Town Hall Meeting


we got a little silly on stage @ the WOW Hall




ALKALOIDS FOR THOUGHT 2
Give me a lever long enough and
a fulcrum on which to place it,
and I shall move the world."
- Archimedes
Ancient Greek mathematician, physicist, engineer, inventor,
and astronomer, one of the leading scientists in classical antiquity





November 27th, 2016
A Good Trip with Shane Mauss sponsored by MAPS.org
"and a good future for growth of the conservatory"



 

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October 8th, 2016
A Participatory Psychedelic Conference
"potent plants : potential pathways"



 

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September 30th, 2016
In Support of Kratom (Ethnobotanical Equality)
"taking it to the streets: sharing the science"





 












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September 16th, 2016
Ethnobotanical Film Showing @ the Bijou
"transmissions from the Amazon rainforest"



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July 16th, 2016
Local Cable Television Appearance
"discussing the mission with Eugene at large"

 



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July 8th, 9th, 10th, 2016
Community Village @ Oregon Country Fair
"plant pathways, conceptual frameworks"



 

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May 11th, 2016
Welcoming New Summer Talent
"a new volunteer, intern, and staff member @ ECfES.org"




 
MAPS GPD
April 17th, 2016
MAPS Global Psychedelic Dinners
"discussing MDMA therapy and an ethnobotanical plant conservatory"









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April 7-8, 2016
Exploring Psychedelics @ Southern Oregon University
"sharing decades of psychedelic and ethnobotanical literature"



 
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April 2nd, 2016
An Outdoor Foray into Rare Eco-systems

"up close and personal with nature; one plant species at a time"




 








March 26th, 2016
A Public Viewing of Green Flower Media's Cannabis Series
"a leading voice on science-based cannabis as a medicine"






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March 22nd, 2016
Tour with Lane County Historical Museum
"exploring pharmaceutical medicine's history : no harm intended"


 






January 21st , 2016

Presentation with Addiction Professional Association of Lane County
"discussing potential future substances of abuse"




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January 1st, 2016
ECfES.org moves into it's New Downtown Office!
"a physical public lending library on psychoactive ethnobotanicals"






ALKALOIDS FOR THOUGHT 3

I went to a Native American
conference... in Texas.


[they said]...
"there's a teepee over there,
we want all the Native people in there; 
there is another teepee where all the
white people can go in, or Mexicans"

[and I said]...
what are you guys saying,
we are in Texas, we're not on the reservation
this is their land, on their land grows the Peyote

but yet there was a Hogan there...

[I said]...
all the people that came from New York
they can't get any?
that's their money that brought us here;
the Mexican people here are the ones
that brought the medicine

I don't think that's right

[i said]...
we are all human beings
have a heart
you've got one
the medicine has a got heart
that medicine is for all five kinds of people


-Rose Kiseato Shepherd Davis
Navajo-Hopi water woman of the
Native American Church of North America
from the tobacco clan and is a 5th generation
grandmother in her maternal line.
She is recognized both by her tribe and by
the Council of 13 Indigenous Grandmothers
and many people consider her to be their
spiritual mother and grandmother.



Thank you, Eugene, for a great year!
With deep gratitude to the donors who contributed to our
non-profit and/or our educational outreach efforts in 2016.


Divine Cupcake 
Mountain Rose Herbs
Oregon's Constant Gardner
Pharmakopeia Herbs
Sweet Tooth Glass
Trade Winds Catering
Woodstone Weedery
Young Mountain Tea



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ECfES.org is a 501(c)3 non-profit public
education charity organization.

IRS EIN is #47-5198499
State of Oregon Domestic Nonprofit Corporation is #114977598
ECfES.org banks locally with Oregon Community Credit Union
All charitable contributions are tax-deductible. 


Checks can be mailed to our PO Box:
Eugene Center for Ethnobotanical Studies
PO Box 50212, Eugene, Oregon


Or visit us in person on (most) Friday Afternoons:
(4:30pm to 5:00pm)
Eugene Center for Ethnobotanical Studies
44 West 7th, Eugene, Oregon

 
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