UpS Community Grants

UpS Community Grant Guidelines

Funds Available for Community Planting Project United Plant Savers has a fund designated for community planting projects. UpS guidelines require that the project have educational merit and have permission of the land owner for the project. UpS Community Grant Guidelines (For members requesting funding for planting projects) The Executive Director and the Grant Committee will review submitted grant applications based on the criteria outlined below to determine which are the most qualified to receive UpS ...
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Grant Recipient Sign

Previous Grant Recipients

Many United Plant Savers members do not realize that not only do we seek out grants, donations, and other forms of funding, but we are also the source of funding for several community replanting projects each year in the form of The United Plant Savers Community Grants. In order to qualify, grant proposals must come from a current UpS member, be community oriented, educational in nature, and there must be some return to United Plant ...
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Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve's Medicinal Trail Project

Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve’s Medicinal Trail Project

Making medicinal plant knowledge accessible at Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve is the goal of the trail project.Bowman’s Hill is a 120-acre nature reserve on the Delaware River just south of New Hope in Bucks County, PA that features nearly 1000 species of native wildflowers, trees and shrubs. Two-and-a-half miles of trails wind through its woodlands and meadows, offering a wonderful opportunity to learn about a diversity of plant communities and their importance to a healthy ecosystem ...
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Herb Garden in Missoula, Montana and Highbridge Medicinal Trail in NYC

Herb Garden in Missoula, Montana and Highbridge Medicinal Trail in NYC

This past National Herb Day, Meadowsweet Herbs, in partnership with United Plant Savers, created four demonstration medicinal herb gardens in Missoula, Montana. Located between the herb store and a popular bakery, each garden contains healing plants for a specific body system including the immune, digestive, nervous and integumentary systems. The location is right across the river from downtown Missoula in an area known as the “Hip Strip”. In the summer time, people can eat their ...
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City High School Community Garden

City High School Community Garden

by Jennifer Kinser City High School is in downtown Tucson and a component of the school is to be active in the community and do place-based education. As such the school takes an active role in the school garden, along the Santa Cruz River. It is a seven-acre piece of land that we lease from the city. It is divided into three parts, the front (or most Northern part) is where we garden mostly annuals ...
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Medicinal Plant Trail at Willoughby Farm and Conservation Area

by Kristine Brown This dream began as my project for the Illinois Master Naturalists program and the need for herbal education in the area in which I live. I’m very passionate about teaching herbs to the community and felt that Willoughby was the perfect place to offer information about medicinal herbs through both formal trail hikes and self guided tours. Willoughby Farm and Conservation Area was just starting to be built up with plans to ...
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Ohio Northern University Woodland Medicinal Herb Path

By Vicki Motz We used our UpS grant to establish our second medicinal herb garden on the campus of Ohio Northern University in Ada, OH. This second garden is in the form of a path through a patch of woodland and is an exciting step toward our goal of one garden project per year to raise awareness of medicinal herbalism and enhance the teaching of medicinal herbs and herbal practices. We hope our gardens will ...
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