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  • Laddy Slipper Orchid
  • Trillium
 

Thank you for helping us build the Center for Medicinal Plant Conservation

Stand Up for Sustainable Appalachian Medicine & Become a Permanent Part of the UpS Botanical Sanctuary

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


Join us for The Roadmap Climate Challenge:

The CrowdRise Earth Day Roadmap Climate Challenge is the biggest fundraising opportunity this Earth Day with up to $300,000 in prize money for non-profit organizations.

Simply put, it is a capacity building and fundraising competition for climate, conservation, environmental and related non-profit organizations. The four-week Challenge runs from Thursday, April 20th at 12 pm ET through Thursday, May 18th at 1:59:59 pm ET and $300,000 in prize money, with grand prizes ranging from $10,000 to $100,000, will be given away to participating charities. 


What for?

Our future forests are our best solution for climate resilience – trees are medicine for planet Earth and we are saving the forest by redefining its value!

Help United Plant Savers save the medicine of the forests and revive cultural traditions in the Appalachian region! When you support this challenge, you help us build the Center for Medicinal Plant Conservation at our botanical sanctuary, and reignite regenerative forest farming traditions through innovative educational events such as the Future of Ginseng and Forest Botanicals Symposium.

Appalachia is THE hot spot for medicinal plant diversity – yet our botanical wealth is disappearing. The history of folk medicine in Appalachia has taken many twists and turns. Once a sacred tradition, the respectful harvesting of medicinal plants has now evolved into a dire situation for many species due to habitat loss and over-harvesting of the remaining populations – all compounded by the economic challenges of the region.

United Plant Savers is the only organization of its kind advocating for the conservation of native medicinal plants. Our 360-acre Botanical Sanctuary in Rutland Ohio is the first center to be placed under conservation easement for the protection, research and education of at-risk medicinal plants of the Appalachian region - we are a model for Native Medicinal Plant-based economic redevelopment.

Earth Day Walkabout and Campout Fundraiser

Earth Day Walkabout and Campout Fundraiser

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

Earth Day Walkabout and Campout Fundraiser

Proceeds to benefit the UpS Medicinal Plant Conservation CenterDedicated 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.

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PRESS RELEASE: UpS Awarded Grant

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

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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Call for Articles: 2017 Journal of Medicinal Plant Conservation

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 2017. 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 2017 Journal of Medicinal Plant Conservationis Community and Action.

WHAT IS HAPPENING IN YOUR LOCAL COMMUNITY?WHAT ACTIONS SPEAK LOUDER THAN WORDS? HOW DO WE CREATE COMMUNITY AND SUPPORT LOCAL HERBALISM?HOW DO WE ACTIVATE OUR HERBAL COMMUNITIES? This year we have seen the herbal community rise into action for herbal grief care, for herbal clinics, and for herbal wellness and healing. We want to hear your stories. 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, 2017

Submission Guidelines

  • All documents must be in WORD format.
  • Please limit word count to 800 or
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Save the Date: Planting the Future, Medicinal Plant Conservation in the Driftless Region

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

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

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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TRAFFIC Bulletin Article

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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Upcoming Events

Planting the Future Kickapoo 200x300

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And just a short drive away
while you're in the region...

Humoural Temperaments
for Mongrel Herbalists -
with Jim McDonald
August 13 & 14
at Echo Valley Farm, Onatario, WI
REGISTER HERE


The 30th Anniversary Celebration Of The New England Women’s Herbal Conference

August 25 ~ 27, 2017
Camp Wicosuta located in Hebron, NH

REGISTER HERE


Medicinal Plant Conservation Certificate Program

Applications are now being accepted for 2017!

Spring 2017:
Mon. May 1 - Fri. June 9th
Fall 2017:
Tue. Sept. 5 - Fri. Oct. 13

More Information Apply


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