United Plant Savers announces grant awarded for the market analysis and development of Forest Grown ginseng and Appalachian botanicals to address conservation concerns for sustainable sourcing in the supply chain of wild harvested herbs.
Rutland, Ohio (November, 2016)
Founded in 1994, United Plant Savers has been the leading voice in conservation of At-Risk Native Plants, as our mission states to protect native medicinal plants of the United States and Canada and their native habitat while ensuring an abundant renewable supply of medicinal plants for the future.
United Plant Savers is collaborating with American Herbalists Guild, Mountain Rose Herbs, Appalachian Beginning Forest Farming Coalition Chestnut School of Herbal Medicine and the Herbal Academy to distribute a market survey forthcoming in March of 2017. We are at a crossroads and this is a vital time to engage in an important discussion. Along with our survey we will be doing a video series and educational materials on key topics related to the future of forest botanicals and the Forest Grown program. This project will culminate with a three-day symposium in Morgantown West Virginia, July 12-14th, that will feature a research, herbalists and growers tract. We are currently accepting abstracts for the symposium with a deadline of December 15, 2016. To find out more details for symposium visit www.unitedplantsavers.org.
Conservation through cultivation has been United Plant Savers mantra and we look forward to engaging the broader herb community and most important we seek to support the growers and stewards of forest botanicals as we chart the pathway forward.
"The American Herbalists Guild values the relationship between individual and environmental health and is dedicated to promoting plant sustainability. We look to our friends at United Plants Savers for the most informed dialogue and action on these issues. Native medicinal plants in Appalachia weave a story rich with cultural heritage and healing tradition. Plants that have been used for generations for their medicinal abilities today face modern day challenges in the face of over-harvesting and loss of habitat. We support United Plant Savers in their work to bring these concerns to light by providing the forum, the knowledge and the tools for new relationships with land and herbal accessibility through their dedicated work on Conservation through Cultivation.”
- Mimi Hernandez, Executive Director, American Herbalists Guild
Contact Susan Leopold firstname.lastname@example.org
Our team overseeing the grant market analysis:
Erika G Galentin, MNIMH Medical Herbalist,
Alison Ormsby, PhD faculty UNC Ashville,
Susan Leopold PhD, Director United Plant Savers.
The theme for the Spring 2018 Journal of Medicinal Plant Conservationis consciousness in herbalism.WHAT IS HAPPENING IN YOUR LOCAL COMMUNITY TO SPREAD CONSCIOUSNESS FOR PLANT CONSERVATION? This year we have seen goldenseal listed on the IUCN redlist, the Young Living case with the illegal logging of rosewood, how do we bring consciousnes into herbalism. How do we heal our selves and the planet? How can herbalism inspire stewardship instead of resource extraction of our precious at-risk medicinal plants? 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, 2018
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…
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.
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 email@example.com
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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.
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