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UpS Helps Send Kids to Summer Sassafras Camp

24-08-2015 Latest News


Sassafras 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...

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Forest Botanicals: Working Together to Build a N…

29-07-2015 Latest News

Forest Botanicals

PRINT OUT EVENT FLYER United Plant Savers is excited to co-sponsor this event specific for those who are actively engaged in stewardship of forest botanicals. UpS supports the efforts of forest grown botanicals as a critical component of conservation of at-risk native medicinal plants many of...

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Nurturing Your Botanical Sanctuary Workshop

16-07-2015 Latest News

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October 1-2, 2015Goldenseal Botanical Sanctuary in Rutland, Ohio, USA Through the generous support of New Chapter we are thrilled to be offering this two-day workshop to those who are current Botanical Sanctuary Network members and Sacred Seed Garden members. This is an opportunity for members of these two networks...

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International raises record donations for United…

13-07-2015 Latest News

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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...

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Mountain Rose Herbs

01-05-2015 Latest News

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A wonderful arrangement that formed from our summit: Mountain Rose is the first company to now sell Forest Verified ginseng with 5% of the proceeds being donated to United Plant Savers   Why is this root so special? We are proud to offer the first Certified Forest...

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UpS Provides Cost Sharing for Ginseng

30-04-2015 Latest News

Forest Grown

by Lee Rinehart, Director of Education & Outreach, Pennsylvania Certified Organic Sustainable harvesting of wild-grown medicinal plants is becoming a major concern to reduce the threat to forest plant biodiversity. Wild ecologies can be fragile, and given the demand for medicinal plants, the industry is looking...

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Call for Articles: 2016 Journal of Medicinal Pla…

06-11-2014 Latest News

2015 Journal Spring Call

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 2016. We invite all of our members and supporters to tell their stories and share their...

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Planting the Future: Stewardship of Sanctuary, O…

05-11-2014 Latest News

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OCTOBER 4, 2014 RUTLAND, OH The weather was literally 20 degrees warmer with full sun the day before our big event at the Goldenseal Botanical Sanctuary in Rutland, Ohio. We were still in set up mode the evening before as the grumpy cumulus clouds...

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United Plant Savers and Sacred Seeds join forces…

29-10-2014 Latest News

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OCTOBER 2014, FRONT ROYAL, VA Susan Leopold, Executive Director, United Plant Savers United Plant Savers is thrilled to announce our merger with Sacred Seeds. Sacred Seeds is a global network of sanctuaries preserving biodiversity and plant knowledge through living gardens, containing locally important plants focused...

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Twin Star Herbal Education - classes with Lupo!

2014 classes -Womens Circle starts in January, Foundational classes starts in March, Seed to Market starts in March, and trip to Costa Rica in Febuary....

Twin Star Herbal Education 13 Moons - A Women's Healing Circle
Begins January 1, 2014

Since the dawn of our existence women have been gathering together as daughters, sisters, mothers and as healers. Powerful stories have been shared, tears have been shed and many magical moments of healing, strength and love have occurred. It is in honor of this ancient tradition that the 13 Moons - A Women’s Healing Circle has been created. This group will meet monthly over the course of one year. The circle will begin in January of each year and will meet one evening a month continuing into the following January. Under these 13 moons we will come together as women and healers. Each moon we will explore a variety of topics including: sacred healing, women’s plant allies and the wise woman tradition. We will also create rituals for honoring our moon cycle, birth, death, divorce and more and will focus on positive manifestations, cutting cords and fully explore our role as women, sisters and community healers. The circle will be a private and sacred group, open to women only. If you are interested in sharing in this experience and would like more information please send us a letter of intent to twinstarherbinfo@gmail.com. For more information please visit www.twinstarherbal.com

February 2014

Costa Rica Grassroots Plant Healers Tour
February 3-10, 2014 (7 nights)
w/ Mimi Hernandez & Lupo Passero

Join us in tropical Costa Rica for an incredible week of breathtaking natural beauty while exploring grassroots approaches to herbalism and plant healing. This tour will bring you in contact with some of the most incredible botanical gardens and sanctuaries, the depths of the Costa Rican jungles, as well as the beauty of the infamous coastlines. You will have classes with local herbalists, learn traditional cooking incorporating herbs, hike with local naturalists, and have incredible workshops with the wonderful Mimi Hernandez MS, RH (AHG) and Community Herbalist Lupo Passero of Twin Star Herbal Education. 7 night Package starts at $950! Participants Earn an Introduction to Community Herbalism Certificate. For more information please visit www.twinstarherbal.com

March 2014

Twin Star Herbal Education Foundations in Herbalism Level 1
175 hour - 8-month Herbal Studies Weekend Program Begins March, 2014

Each weekend will include: Herbal Healing Circles, Herbal overview for the all Systems of the Body, Herbal Remedies/Recipes, Plant Identification Walks, Medicine Wheel Gardening, Wildcrafting, Harvesting, Breath Work/Meditation, Chakra System/Energy Healing

All participants will create a variety of herbal remedies throughout the program to take home and will be responsible for 60+ hours of home self-study. In addition, each student will receive a certificate of recognition for 175 hours of herbal and holistic studies upon completion of the course.

One weekend a month - Friday Evening 6:00-8:30 PM, Saturday 9:30- 5:00 and Sunday 10:00- 2:30

For more information please visit www.twinstarherbal.com

March 2014

Twin Star Herbal Education Herb Justice Seed to Market - Herbalist Training Program
March-November 2014
@Wassaic Community Farm in Wassiac, NY

Herb justice is a belief that all communities should have access to high quality locally grown herbal plants and remedies. Students in the Herb Justice Seed to Market program will learn first hand how to grow, tend and harvest dozens of medicinal herbs that are grown at Wassaic Community Farm, in Wassaic NY. Participants will also work closely with the diversity of medicinal and edible plants that grow wild throughout our area. Throughout the program we will use these herbs to prepare herbal teas, salves and tinctures and bring these remedies to our rural and urban neighboring communities through various farmers markets. The Seed to Market participants will actively engage in the Herb Justice concept by learning to share herbal healing with the public regardless of race, class, gender, ethnicity, citizenship, ability, religion, or community.

125 Certificate Hours from Twin Star Herbal Education
The Herb Justice - Seed to Market course will be offered the third Monday of each month March-October from 9-5 at the Wassaic Community Farm in Wassaic, NY.

First Class March 17th 2014
For more information please visit www.twinstarherbal.com

April 2014

Twin Star Herbal Education Introduction to Flower Essence Webinar
Thursdays, 6pm-8pm, April 3rd-May 8th, 2014

Join Herbalist and Flower Essence Practitioner Lupo Passero for an in-depth study into the art of flower essence therapy.This course will offer individuals a deep understanding of the original 38 English remedies as well as additional North American essences.Participants will find constitutional and individualized essences for themselves and learn to identify and blend specific remedies for friends, family members and pets. For more information please visit www.twinstarherbal.com


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