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    Planting the Future: Stewardship of Sanctuary
    October 4, 2014
    Goldenseal Botanical Sanctuary
    Rutland, OH



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    Registration and Event Details:
    Registration online is recommended, but walk-ins are welcome subject to space. You may also send a check to United Plant Savers, PO Box 776, Athens, OH 45701 with your name, email and mailing information. Ticket prices are $45 for UpS Members, $55 for Non-members, and $25 for Students and/or Parteners in Education members. Ticket and membership to UpS $60. ...
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    Goldenseal Roots SOLD OUT.


    Dear Members,
    Thank you for your Goldenseal orders! We will be packing and shipping the first week in October so be prepared to plant your roots when they arrive. We will include planting instructions. Please note, we will attempt to contact you by email to let you know that we are shipping your roots. However, if you do not receive your roots by the second week in October, please contact our office immediately. In addition, if you have made a duplicate order, or are not a member to United Plant Savers, your order will be refunded and you will received a refund email from United Plant Savers through PayPal.
    • This offer is for MEMBERS only.
    • So there are enough to go around, please only ONE order per member.
    • CANADIAN / INTERNATIONAL MEMBERS: Due to CITES listing for Goldenseal, we are unable to ship Goldenseal rhizomes to you. We will ship you Collinsonia canadensis (Stoneroot) instead.
    • Orders will be shipped first week in OCTOBER and will include planting instructions. Be prepared to plant right away, as fall is the best season for root plantings.
    • Each order contains 3 viable rhizomes with growth buds. Our charge is simply to cover our costs.
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    Non-timber Forest Products Fall 2014 Webinar Series
    Hosted by American Tree Farm System
    Click here for the full ATFS Webinar Calendar

    Non-timber forest products (NTFPs) refers to products other than timber that are harvested from woodlands. NTFPs include plants, parts of plants, fungi, moss, lichen, herbs, vines, shrubs, parts of trees, and other biological material that are either personally used or sold for their commercial value. We eat NTFPs and use them for medicine. We also use them to make decorations and create specialty products. Not only are many NTFPs marketable, they also are critical for healthy woodland ecosystems. Sustainable harvesting and cultivation of NTFPs through forest farming practices can complement overall stewardship of working forests. This webinar series highlights the remarkable and diverse world of non-timber forest products, ranging from an overview of the abundance and diversity of NTFPs to forest farming practices focused on particular marketable products.

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    Saving Wild American Ginseng
    (Panax quinquefolius)


    American Ginseng is an amazing American medicinal plant of great value to rural communities, as a sustainable non-timber resource for both landowners and the National Forest Service, and if managed and protected, ginseng can be a sustainable source of wild medicine for future generations.

    United Plant Savers acknowledges the incredible historic role that ginseng has played in the American economy and lives of rural Appalachian culture. Those that have grown up in the culture of harvesting medicinal plants are also those that have planted the seeds of ginseng and replenished the woods. United Plant Savers encourages the stewardship of medicinal plants that has been passed down from generation to generation.

    What can you do to help?

    1)   Become a member of United Plant Savers and stay informed on issues related to conservation of medicinal plants. Join UpS here. 

    2)   Sign our Change.org online petition, demonstrate that you care about the future of wild American ginseng and you would like to see state and federal agencies devote more efforts towards preservation of an important American herb.

    3)   Grow ginseng! Perhaps you have wild ginseng on your land, consider joining our Botanical Sanctuary Network for the conservation of native medicinal plants.
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    For the benefit of the plant communities, wild animals, harvesters, farmers, consumers, manufacturers, retailers and practitioners, we offer this list of wild medicinal plants which we feel are currently most sensitive to the impact of human activities. Our intent is to assure the increasing abundance of the medicinal plants which are currently in decline due to expanding popularity and shrinking habitat and range. UpS is not asking for a moratorium on the use of these herbs. Rather, we are initiating programs designed to preserve these important wild medicinal plants.

    “At-Risk” List
    American Ginseng - Panax quinquefolius
    Bloodroot - Sanguinaria canadensis
    Black Cohosh - Actaea racemosa L.
    Blue Cohosh - Caulophyllum thalictroides
    Echinacea - Echinacea spp.

    Eyebright - Euphrasia spp.
    False Unicorn Root - Chamaelirium luteum
    Goldenseal - Hydrastis canadensis
    Lady’s Slipper Orchid - Cypripedium spp.
    Lomatium - Lomatium dissectum

    Osha - Ligusticum porteri, L. spp.
    Peyote - Lophophora williamsii
    Sandalwood - Santalum spp. (Hawaii only)
    Slippery Elm - Ulmus rubra
    Sundew - Drosera spp.
    Trillium, Beth Root -Trillium spp.
    True Unicorn - Aletris farinosa
    Venus’ Fly Trap - Dionaea muscipula
    Virginina Snakeroot - Aristolochia serpentaria
    Wild Yam - Dioscorea villosa, D. spp.
    “To-Watch” List
    Arnica - Arnica spp.
    Butterfly Weed - Asclepias tuberosa
    Cascara Sagrada - Frangula purshiana (Rhamnus)
    Chaparro - Casatela emoryi
    Elephant Tree - Bursera microphylla
    Gentian - Gentiana spp.
    Goldthread - Coptis spp.
    Kava Kava - Piper methysticum (Hawaii only)
    Lobelia - Lobelia spp.
    Maidenhair Fern - Adiantum pendatum
    Mayapple - Podophyllum peltatum
    Oregon Grape - Mahonia spp.
    Partridge Berry - Mitchella repens
    Pink Root - Spigelia marilandica
    Pipsissewa - Chimaphila umbellata
    Spikenard - Aralia racemosa, A. californica
    Stone Root - Collinsonia canadensis
    Stream Orchid - Epipactis gigantea
    Turkey Corn - Dicentra canadensis
    White Sage - Salvia apiana
    Wild Indigo - Baptisia tinctoria
    Yerba Mansa - Anemopsis californica

    Click on the link  to download our PDF brochure for more information. How To Adopt and the Benefits of Adopting an At-Risk herb


    Participating Businesses:


    Elemental Herbs Equinox Botanicals Frontier Natural Products Co-op Herb Pharm Herbs Etc. Mama Jo's Sunshine Herbals Moonmade Botanicals Mt Rose HerbsSage Mountain Traditional Medicinals New Chapter


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  • Our Mission ...

    Our mission is to protect native medicinal plants of the United States and Canada and their native habitat while ensuring an abundant renewable supply of medicinal plants for generations to come.


UNITED PLANT SAVERS : PO Box 776, Athens, OH 45701
Tel. (740) 742-3455 | Email: office@UnitedPlantSavers.org