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.
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
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…
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.…
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.…
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…
June 9th – 11, 2017
Wheaton College in Norton, Massachusetts
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And just a short drive away
while you're in the region...
for Mongrel Herbalists -
with Jim McDonald
August 13 & 14
at Echo Valley Farm, Onatario, WI
The 30th Anniversary Celebration Of The New England Women’s Herbal Conference
August 25 ~ 27, 2017
Camp Wicosuta located in Hebron, NH