• Goldenseal
  • Black Cohosh
  • Laddy Slipper Orchid
  • Trillium
 

Herb Pharm Farm

Pin It

Williams, OR
Sanctuary Stewards: Sara Katz & Ed Smith

In 1993 Sara Katz and Ed Smith, founders and owners of Herb Parm, purchased a lovely 85 acre farm in southern Oregon. While the lay of the land was beautiful to behold, this farmland had been over-grazed by sheep and cattle for the prior 20 years, so the job before us was (and is) to restore the fertility to the land that had captured our hearts and vision.

For the last six years, under the stewardship of the original Land Manager, Tim Blakley, and current Land Manager, Alan Braun, this land is once again becoming fertile and abundant in a diverse assortment of herbs. Native medicinal herbs pre-existing on the land include Trillium, Lomatium, Oregon Grape, Spikenard Wild Ginger, Elder and others. Through replanting of native shrubs and trees we are working to restore the riparian zone around two creeks to reduce erosion and help renew salmon habitat in the watershed as well as creating new shade beds for establishing native medicinal woodsgrown herbs.

Working steadily over the last five years to wean ourselves from harvesting plants from the wild for our herbal products, we are currently growing about 80 different herbal crops to use in making our herbal extracts. The development and maintenance of this farm requires an immense amount of work. Besides a dedicated staff of 10, we also offer a Work-Study Program from March through June taught by the Herb Pharm staff, herbalists and farmers of southern Oregon.

We invite all UpS members, if you are traveling in the northwest, to stop by and visit our farm, wander in the gardens, and enjoy the beauty and scents and vibration of this herbal sanctuary.

Website

Poster Giveaway

UpS Winter Spring Crone Poster eblast

Spring into action! Get this amazing poster by joining United Plant Savers. Click here for this and other amazing perks we are offering in honor of our members and the work of UpS. Let's save the plants together... one plant at a time, one conversation at a time — and one member at a time.

Gift Memberships Available!

gift mem

BULLETIN BOARD

Symposium Proceedings Download


Seeking Nominations

Do you have someone or an organization in mind that you would like to nominate for the Medicinal Plant Conservation Award? If so send an email and tell us why. Nominations should be emailed to office@unitedplantsavers.org


Call for Articles

Time is running out! 
We want to include YOUR article
in the next Journal of Medicinal
Plant Conservation.
Deadline for submissions:
January 10th, 2018
for details click here


Events that Promote the
work and mission of UpS

Florida Herbal Conference
Lake Wales, Florida
February 23th-25th, 2018


2018 DATES ANNOUNCED

United Plant Savers Medicinal Plant Conservation Certificate Program

Spring 2018: Monday, April 30 - Friday, June 8.
Fall 2018: Tuesday, Sept. 4 - Friday, Oct. 12.

Apply Online Now


ABFFC logo

ups logo17UNITED PLANT SAVERS
PO Box 147, Rutland, OH 45775
Tel. (740) 742-3455
Email: office@UnitedPlantSavers.org

fbicon2

Instagram

Sign Up for E-Bulletin News & Announcements


Email Marketing by VerticalResponse

© 2011 - 2015 United Plant Savers. All Rights Reserved. Site Design by Weathervane Graphics, LLC