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Exhibit Grand Opening: The Ohio Herbal Elders Project

Please join us for an opening reception of the Ohio Herbal Elders Projects exhibit Saturday, December 3, 2022 from 4-6 PM at the Center for Medicinal Plant Conservation, located at our Goldenseal Botanical Sanctuary in Meigs County: 35703 Loop Rd. Rutland, OH 45775. Please complete this form RSVP: Exhibit Grand Opening or contact us at (740) 742-3455 or office@unitedplantsavers.org to attend. The Ohio Herbal Elders Project is a growing folklife & oral history project documenting & …
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accepting submissions

Call for Articles & Member Contributions to the 2023 Journal of Medicinal Plant Conservation

2023 Theme: TBD We continue to highlight the work of our members in the Journal of Medicinal Plant Conservation. We would like to highlight recent books and accomplishments by members.We would like to include creative ways members are sharing plant knowledge via classes, podcasts, zines, poems, art & photography.We do not sell advertising space in our Journal but members can submit an ad for your school, zine, podcast, or other creative plant-based activity – at …
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Smithsonian - American Ginseng Exhibit

American Ginseng – Local Knowledge, Global Roots

Part of the Smithsonian Center for Folklife & Cultural Heritage, this gorgeous new website (https://folklife.si.edu/american-ginseng) features stories and perspectives of people who have intimate knowledge of the harvest, cultivation, trade, medicinal use, and conservation of wild American ginseng. Check out this video to learn more about the virtual exhibit (spoiler alert: it features our executive director, Susan Leopold). Or simply visit the new website to dig deep into Ginseng’s storied past and troubled future. VISIT …
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Forest Farming Wild Simulated Ginseng Workshop

Forest Farming Wild Simulated Ginseng Workshop

Join the United Plant Savers plant propagation team on Saturday, October 1 to learn how to sustainably cultivate, manage, and market ginseng roots using the wild-simulated method. American ginseng (Panax quinquefolius), also commonly known as “sang,” has been harvested in southeast Ohio for generations, and the broader Appalachian region, since the mid-1700’s. A long history of overharvesting, coupled with a loss of suitable forest habitats, has resulted in significant declines among wild populations, and has …
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