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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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    It's time to order your Goldenseal Roots!

    Dear Members,
    It is that time of year again. Click on the 'Buy Now' button below to order your Goldenseal (Hydrastis canadensis) roots. Please note this offer is for MEMBERS ONLY. Please read the following information before placing your order:
    • 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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    Join or Renew your United Plant Savers Membership between now and October 1, 2014 and receive a FREE packet of ready-to-plant Black Cohosh Seed.

    Please fill out the form below with the Member Name and Member Email. To ensure you receive your membership packet and FREE Black Cohosh Seeds, please ensure your mailing address is accurate.
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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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  • 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