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News: Tree Planting Completed

Exciting news at the Goldenseal Sanctuary, riparian restoration has begun with the planting of 5,232 seedlings consisting of 1,000 Sugar Maples, 1,000 Black Walnut, 1,000 Red Oak, 940 Persimmon, 400 Black Cherry, 367 Sweet Gum, 175 Red Osier Dogwood, 175 Red Bud, and 175 Sassafras.

Tree planting was done by Williams Forestry and Associates as noted in photos below. Amazingly, this team of tree planters arrived in the morning and quickly set up the marking flags for the tree planting, trimmed the roots and dipped the trees to prepare them for planting. They then took off into the fields with their mattocks and put the wips into the ground. By 4 p.m. that same day they were finished.

This project was overseen by Megis Soil and Water Conservation District. Funds for the project were set aside due to a catastrophic mine flooding that took place in July of 1993, this tree planting project is part of a larger mission to restore the Leading Creek Watershed.

News: Black Cohosh Medicinal Plant Sustainability Study! Volunteers Needed

News:  Black Cohosh Medicinal Plant Sustainability Study! Volunteers NeededJune 16-19th at Reddish Knob (west of Harrisonburg, VA) and/or July 14-17th at Mount Rogers (near Marion, VA) Black cohosh (Actaea racemosa) is shade growing herbaceous perennial used to help ameliorate symptoms of menopause. Market interest is growing for many wild-harvested medicinal plants. In 2001 over 92 tons of black cohosh was harvested (USFWS 2002). More than 98% of black cohosh was harvested from the wild. Monitoring this natural resource is essential to identifying sustainable harvest levels. We are hoping for 22-25 volunteers to inventory, monitor and harvest black cohosh plants. Come and join us in the woods to have an interesting, productive and fun time contributing to vital research that will help identify better management practices for this significant medicinal plant. For more information contact: Dr. Jim Chamberlain: jachambe@vt.edu or 540-231-3611 or Liz Hiebert ehiebert@vt.edu Please copy both of us in all communications.

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News: Spring Seed Give-Away 2011

Spring Seed Giveaway 2011! Grow historical herbs that are still important medicines today! This year's spring seed giveaway consists of 1 packet each of Cayenne Pepper (Capsicum frutescens), Licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra), Lobelia (Lobelia inflata) and Marshmallow (Althaea officinalis). Seeds are all grown by Horizon Herbs. Planting instructions will be included with your order. To order seeds, please send your name, mailing address and a check or money order for $5 (to cover shipping & handling) by April 1, 2011 to: UpS Spring Seed Giveaway PO Box 400, East Barre, VT 05649 Current members only, one order per member. We’ll send the orders out in early April, but you will still be able to order while supplies last.

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News: Tennessee Purple Coneflower Proposed for Delisting

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has proposed removing the Tennessee purple coneflower (Echinacea tennesseensis) from the list of threatened and endangered species, marking the success of a decades-long cooperative conservation effort under the Endangered Species Act. “More than 30 years of protecting and expanding Tennessee purple coneflower colonies finally brought success to the Service and its conservation partners,” said Cindy Dohner, the Service’s Southeast Regional Director. “Thanks to the efforts of many people, adequate regulations exist to protect the plant’s populations, and these populations have stabilized to the point that the species has recovered and no longer needs the protection of the Endangered Species Act.” In addition, successful recovery efforts increased the known number and distribution of Tennessee purple coneflower populations range-wide, and provided adequate protection and management to ensure the plant’s long-term survival and recovery. When first listed in 1979, the coneflower was found only in small populations in Davidson, Rutherford, and Wilson counties, each considered a unique population. Currently, this plant exists in limestone barrens and cedar glades of the Central Basin in Davidson, Rutherford, and Wilson counties in Tennessee. This recovery success story is the result of conservation efforts by many partners who worked

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Upcoming Events

Radical Herbalism = Roots + Restoration + Resilience + Resistance Workshop

September 23, 2017
UpS Sanctuary in Rutland Ohio

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Rosemary Gladstar and Susan Leopold will be teaching at the Mid-Atlantic Women’s Conference in Pennsylvania

September 30th ~ October 1st, 2017
Kempton, PA

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United Plant Savers will be at the American Herbalists Guild conference in Oregon

October 5th ~ 9th

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

November 11th, 2017

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Medicinal Plant Conservation Certificate Program

Applications are now being accepted for 2017!

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Fall 2017:
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