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News: Black Cohosh Medicinal Plant Sustainability Study! Volunteers Needed

June 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.

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

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

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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

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