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Join us this Earth Day to become a permanent part of the UpS Botanical Sanctuary

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Earth Day Walkabout and Campout Fundraiser

Proceeds to benefit the UpS Medicinal Plant Conservation Center
Dedicated to Jim and Peggy Duke

Saturday April 22, 2017

United Plant Savers is proud to announce our capital campaign for our long awaited Educational & Research Center. With your donation and participation in this walkabout, music and plant love vibe, you will be an integral part of this incredibly important center for plant conservation and medicinal plant preservation.

United Plant Savers announces grant awarded for the market analysis and development of Forest Grown ginseng and Appalachian botanicals to address conservation concerns for sustainable sourcing in the supply chain of wild harvested herbs.

Rutland, Ohio (November, 2016) Founded in 1994, United Plant Savers has been the leading voice in conservation of At-Risk Native Plants, as our mission states 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 the future. United Plant Savers is collaborating with American Herbalists Guild, Mountain Rose Herbs, Appalachian Beginning Forest Farming Coalition Chestnut School of Herbal Medicine and the Herbal Academy to distribute a market survey forthcoming in March of 2017. We are at a crossroads and this is a vital time to engage in an important discussion. Along with our survey we will be doing a video series and educational materials on key topics related to the future of forest botanicals and the Forest Grown program. This project will culminate with a three-day symposium in Morgantown West Virginia, July 12-14th, that will feature a research, herbalists and growers tract. We are currently accepting abstracts for the symposium with

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United Plant Savers at the IUCN World Conservation Congress
Caption: Danna Leaman (co-chair, IUCN Medicinal Plant Specialist Group); Susan Leopold; Alison Ormsby; Anastasiya Timoshyna (TRAFFIC)
Susan Leopold and Alison Ormsby from United Plant Savers/Sacred Seeds attended the 2016 International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) World Conservation Congress in September in Honolulu, Hawaii. The World Conservation Congress is only held every four years. This year’s gathering brought 9,000 people from around the world together to discuss conservation successes and challenges, and set goals for the future. The IUCN is a well-known global conservation organization, based in Switzerland, that sets international conservation policy and produces the Red List publication that assesses that status of species.

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Dear Friends and Members of United Plant Savers, The time has come to collect new articles for our annual Journal of Medicinal Plant Conservation, to be published in Spring 2018. We invite all of our members and supporters to tell their stories and share their knowledge and experiences in this upcoming issue. If you have participated in research or have stories or news of interest about “At-Risk” or native medicinal plants, please share with our membership.

The theme for the Spring 2018 Journal of Medicinal Plant Conservationis consciousness in herbalism.

WHAT IS HAPPENING IN YOUR LOCAL COMMUNITY TO SPREAD CONSCIOUSNESS FOR PLANT CONSERVATION? This year we have seen goldenseal listed on the IUCN redlist, the Young Living case with the illegal logging of rosewood, how do we bring consciousnes into herbalism. How do we heal our selves and the planet?  How can herbalism inspire stewardship instead of resource extraction of our precious at-risk medicinal plants? We welcome your submission and we do have a selective process so not all submission will be published but we will try and share them through emails and social media when possible.

Submission Deadline: January 10, 2018

Submission Guidelines

  • All documents must be in WORD format.
  • Please
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Save the Date: Planting the Future, Medicinal Plant Conservation in the Driftless Region

Save the Date!

In 2013, United Plant Savers had an amazing event at the beautiful 8,569 acre Kickapoo Valley Reserve located between the villages of La Farge and Ontario in southwestern Wisconsin. Join us again in 2017, we will be back at Kickapoo with an amazing day of sharing plant knowledge and strengthening the herbal ties of the Driftless region. We have an amazing line-up of teachers and will be announcing class titles and schedule in the coming months.

Mark your summer calendar and tell your friends!August 12, 2017

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UpS Medicinal Plant Conservation Certificate Program

2017 Dates Announced for the Medicinal Plant Conservation Certificate Program

Hard Working? Motivated to learn about medicinal plants? Want an opportunity to live and work on United Plant Savers' 360-acre Goldenseal Botanical Sanctuary in Ohio? Participants work 30 hours/week doing a variety of medicinal plant conservation and cultivation projects.

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2016 Goldenseal Roots - Members Only Sale Dear Members,

Its time to order your Fall roots!

Click on the link below to order your Goldenseal (Hydrastis canadensis) roots, while supplies last, to plant in your gardens and woodlots. We will be packing and shipping the first week in October so be prepared to plant your roots when they arrive. Planting instructions will be included. 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 receive 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.
  • Each order contains 3 viable rhizomes with growth buds. Our charge is simply to cover our costs.

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Read Forest-Grown Ginseng Verification Programme Addresses Illegal Trade, by our own Susan Leopold and Alison Ormsby, University of North Carolina Asheville, featured in this month's TRAFFIC Bulletin. The TRAFFIC Bulletin is a publication of TRAFFIC, the wildlife trade monitoring network, which is the leading non-governmental organization working globally on trade in wild animals and plants in the context of both biodiversity conservation and sustainable development. TRAFFIC is a strategic alliance of WWF and IUCN. The TRAFFIC Bulletin publishes information and original papers on the subject of trade in wild animals and plants, and strives to be a source of accurate and objective information. http://www.traffic.org/  

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Sanctity of Sanctuary Streaming Event for Members

In honor of our March Membership Month, and as a special thank you to our members, we wanted to share the movie Sanctity of Sanctuary featuring Paul Strauss Equinox farm. The true story and documentary highlights how the United Plant Savers Botanical Sanctuary came into fruition and thus sparked the Botanical Sanctuary Network.

Take the time for this streaming opportunity to watch, be inspired and share the mission with your community of the importance of becoming a PLANT SAVER... United Plant Savers membership fees is our solid source of funding with out membership dollars we would not exsist. We are the collective consciousness through the thoughtful gift of 35.00 from members across North America. Plant conservation is not easy to fund or popular in the grant world, and in all honesty we are membership driven, not just by the 35.00 but by the inspiring work of our members who tend sanctauries in thier back yards, who teach others around them, who harvest medicine sustainably and who ask important questions when buying herbal products. Please take this month to renew your membership, encourage others to join, and set intention for you plant works as we look towards the return

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Gift Memberships Available!

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Seeking Nominations

Do you have someone or an organization in mind that you would like to nominate for the Medicinal Plant Conservation Award? If so send an email and tell us why. Nominations should be emailed to office@unitedplantsavers.org


Call for Articles

Time is running out! 
We want to include YOUR article
in the next Journal of Medicinal
Plant Conservation.
Deadline for submissions:
January 10th, 2018
for details click here


Events that Promote the
work and mission of UpS

Florida Herbal Conference
Lake Wales, Florida
February 23th-25th, 2018


2018 DATES ANNOUNCED

United Plant Savers Medicinal Plant Conservation Certificate Program

Spring 2018: Monday, April 30 - Friday, June 8.
Fall 2018: Tuesday, Sept. 4 - Friday, Oct. 12.

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