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Researchers study impact of medicinal plant’s harvest in San Juan National Forest

by Ann Bond A tiny osha sprout grows from roots left over from earlier harvest in a research plot on Missionary Ridge. Daniel Gagnon, left, owner of Herbs Etc. in Santa Fe, and Maggie Riggs, a volunteer from Lawrence, Kansas, prepare to plant flags to mark the levels of osha regeneration in study plots on Missionary Ridge. National forests supply Americans with many natural resources – timber, livestock forage, minerals, energy – and increasingly, medicinal …
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Sassafras Camp was full of herbal fun for kids!

Sassafras Camp was full of herbal fun for kids!

Sassafras Camp 2018 was a blast— so much learning, creating, healing, laughing, eating, and bonding! Thank you to all who made this week happen— Molly Jo Stanley, your healing presence, vibrant expression and song, skills in the kitchen, and knowledge of nature, herbalism, and yoga were such a perfect match and true blessing for the camp. Meredith Nicole Bury, you are such a positive bright beautiful spirit and hardworking woman— your help was outstanding, and …
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Call for Articles: 2019 Journal of Medicinal Plant Conservation

Call for Articles: 2019 Journal of Medicinal Plant Conservation

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 2019. We invite all of our members and supporters to tell their stories and share their knowledge and experiences in this upcoming issue. If you have participated in research or have stories or news of interest about “At-Risk” or native medicinal plants, please share with our …
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WHEN THE MUSIC GOES SILENT

WHEN THE MUSIC GOES SILENT

by Susan Leopold, PhD (From the latest Journal of Medicinal Plant Conservation) As of January 2017, all rosewoods (Dalbergia), bubinga (Guibourtia), and kosso (Pterocarpus erinaceus) were added to Appendix II of the CITES list of protected species.1 “Every species has a song”, is a quote from Kathleen Harrison, founder of Botanical Dimensions.2 Brazilian rosewood (Dalbergia nigra) has a rare songful story that plant people should know because this species has played music for the masses …
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herbalgram oct 2017

UpS Featured in Latest HerbalGram

“New United Plant Savers Center Seeks to Conserve Medicinal Plants of Appalachia” www.herbalgram.org | 2017 | Issue 116 Construction of the organization’s new Center for Medicinal Plant Conservation will begin soon. The center, which will be about 1,600 square feet and open to the public, will sit at the entrance of the 379-acre UpS Sanctuary in Rutland, Ohio. The building will serve as a visitor center, and UpS hopes that it will help attract more …
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