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UpS Planting the Future Save the Date

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

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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Leaf People adopts Hawaiian SandalwoodNative Hawaiian Sandalwood is extremely vulnerable to overharvesting and risk of extinction due to the fact that it takes more that 40 years to mature, and harvesting involves taking the entire tree. Furthermore the sandalwood tree is a hemi-parasite species meaning that it needs to grow along with certain host plants making it a very tricky species to reforest successfully. Sandalwood’s extraordinary fragrance, versatility, and medicinal properties have put it in high demand for centuries, all over the world. This is why Hawaii’s native sandalwood population was almost completely decimated during the infamous sandalwood trade that took place during 1815-1825. Despite this terrible time in Hawaii’s history, Hawaii still remains the only region in the world where sandalwood is being commercially harvested with out regulation. Native Hawaiian Sandalwood represents a quarter of the diversity of the genera Santalum. Six separate species are found through out the islands, and within these species are several unique varieties, all endemic to the Hawaiian Islands. Santalum freycinetianum var. Lanaiense has already been officially recognized as endangered. Therefore UpS has added the six native species S. pyrularium, S. involutum, S. freycinetianum, S. haleakalea, S. Paniculatum, S. elliticum to the 'At-Risk' list, in an effort to

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UpS Helps Kick Off Forest Grown ProgramForest Botanicals: Working Together to Build a New Supply Chain was a “first of its kind” event that United Plant Savers held in November with support from Mountain Rose Herbs, Penn State, PCO and Virginia Tech. How much longer can the ecosystem support the constant wild harvest of native woodland botanicals? Do we know who is harvesting and where are forest botanicals are being harvested? The new PCO forest grown verification program encourages "conservation through cultivation' as a solution of sustainability, quality and ethics. The new PCO program that allows woodland farmers of medicinal plants to be verified is perfectly synced with another new project “Appalachian Beginning Forest Farmer Program: Growing Opportunities Beneath the Canopy”. United Plant Savers is one of several collaborators that will be apart of a 3-year funded USDA program to train future forest farmer in how to become growers of native medicinal plants within the Appalachian region. If you are interested in knowing about future workshops/webinars and getting connected to the new network of forest farmers then please email your information to hollykc@vt.edu. For those that attended and for those that are interested here are the powerpoints presented from the workshop in PDF format. (Susan Leopold,

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UpS Helps Send Kids to Summer Sassafras CampSassafras Camp adjacent to the Goldenseal Botanical Sanctuary is an outdoor nature and arts camp focused on environmental and ecological education, theater, yoga, art, music, games, and play. 2015 highlights were studying macroinvertebrates and water quality, medicinal plant study and salve making, arrowhead class, Native American storytelling and theater performances, basket making with Japanese Honeysuckle, daily yoga and meditation, fresh pasta making and healthy food education, many art projects including mask making and costume design, and cooperative games that encouraged the bonding of the entire camp family. 

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International raises record donations for United Plant Savers and honors Rosemary Gladstar for making it all come together…This year the international Herb Symposium raised nearly 18,000 dollars for United Plant Savers. It was a plant healers gathering like no other with passionate teachers from around the world sharing among a network of caring participants ready to then disperse and germinate seeds of knowledge to their local communities. A few highlights: Paul Staments fungi medicine and how mushrooms are saving the bees, Diane Miller's talk on health freedom for our sanity, Rosemary's passion for safe guarding our traditions and the importance of restoring the healing forest and planetary biodiversity!  Here are a few pics:           Guadalupe Uribina is a singer song writer and artist from Costa Rica who traveled to the International Herb Symposium to perform. I have been in love with her music for many years and had planted the seed that she come to the IHS after she sang for the first Medicines from the Edge Conference in Costa Rica. Guadalupe's voice truly encapsulates the madre de la tierra and below is a video clip of one of my favorite songs. This song highlights the Rinco de la Vieja which is a dormant volcano central to the magical region of Guanacaste that is very dry

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Upcoming Events

 

United Plant Savers will be in Ashville at the North Carolina Ginseng Association, 2017 Ginseng Market Place

November 11th, 2017

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