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PRESS RELEASE: UpS Awarded Grant

13-11-2016 Latest News

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...

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United Plant Savers at the IUCN World Conservati…

11-11-2016 Latest News

Caption: Danna Leaman (co-chair, IUCN Medicinal Plant Specialist Group); Susan Leopold; Alison Ormsby; Anastasiya Timoshyna (TRAFFIC) Susan Leopold and Alison Ormsby from United Plant Savers/Sacred Seeds attended the 2016 International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) World Conservation Congress in September in Honolulu, Hawaii. The...

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Call for Articles: 2017 Journal of Medicinal Pla…

11-11-2016 Latest News

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 2017. We invite all of our members and supporters to tell their stories and share their knowledge...

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Planting the Future: Medicinal Plant Conservati…

26-10-2016 Latest News

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...

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UpS Medicinal Plant Conservation Certificate Pro…

24-10-2016 Latest News

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...

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2016 Goldenseal Roots - Members Only Sale

29-08-2016 Latest News

Dear Members, 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...

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TRAFFIC Bulletin Article

17-05-2016 Latest News

Read Forest-Grown Ginseng Verification Programme Addresses Illegal Trade, by our own Susan Leopold and Alison Ormsby, University of North Carolina Asheville, featured in this month's TRAFFIC Bulletin. The TRAFFIC Bulletin is a publication of TRAFFIC, the wildlife trade monitoring network, which is the leading non-governmental organization...

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Sanctity of Sanctuary Streaming Event for Member…

23-02-2016 Latest News

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...

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Leaf People adopts Hawaiian Sandalwood

02-12-2015 Latest News

Native Hawaiian Sandalwood is extremely vulnerable to overharvesting and risk of extinction due to the fact that it takes more that 40 years to mature, and harvesting involves taking the entire tree. Furthermore the sandalwood tree is a hemi-parasite species meaning that it needs to...

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Fall Intern Update 2012

Fall Intern Update 2012


The fall internship is quite different then the spring internship because the fall is an opportunity to collect seeds, prune back woody shrubs, dig roots, clear summer storm damage from trails, pull invasive plants and put gardens to bed. This fall the interns had a special guest teacher Peter Heus, of Enchanter's Garden, from Hinton WV. Peter, as the owner of a native plant nursery, is a master seed collector and wizard of native plant propagation. Interns have been busy - digging and packing all those goldenseal roots for you, our members, and using the goldenseal to make Kloss’s liniment. If you up to it here’s a great website on how to make your own: http://www.learningherbs.com/jethro_kloss.html.
Interns make many other types of medicine, along with drying herbs, and collecting seeds from our heart pond and prairie: rose mallow hibiscus, ludwigia, liatris, and indiangrass. Seeds of the fringe tree, passionflower, and the green dragon (Arisaema dracontium), are also collected and processed. Interns each week have a class with local plant folks from the community, thanks to Diane Don Carlos, David Keller, Hank Huggins, Paul Strauss, Rebecca Wood, Chip Carroll and Caty Crabb. Beyond the perimeter of the Sanctuary is a deep network of talented herb folks that share herbal wisdom with the intern. Interns leave with a deep sense of how it takes a community of plants and people to truly walk the talk of native medicinal plant conservation.

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