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Coming Soon: The Goldenseal Summit

Coming Soon: The Goldenseal Summit

A Round Table Discussion on the Future of Goldenseal Sponsored by The North Carolina Ginseng Association, Living Web Farms, and United Plant Savers – The replay for this event that took place on April 22, 2020 will be online soon. The North Carolina Ginseng Association, United Plant Savers, and Living Web Farms put together an online event to capture the opinions and recommendations of a broad cross-section of experts and producers of Goldenseal. The virtual …
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The Forest Farmers Handbook

The Forest Farmers Handbook by Rural Action and UpS – Free PDF Now Available

A Beginners Guide to Growing and Marketing At-Risk Forest Herbs If you’re reading this, you’re probably interested in forest farming. And if not, perhaps you should be—forest farming can provide economic opportunities to the forest landowner or land steward while also providing significant environmental benefits, such as preserving forest cover and enhancing biodiversity through the reintroduction and establishment of new populations of at-risk forest herbs. So, whether you’re interested in earning a supplemental income from …
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COMPENDIUM: Journal of Medicinal Plant Conservation - Free PDFs Now Available

COMPENDIUM: Journal of Medicinal Plant Conservation – Free PDFs Now Available

This is United Plant Savers’ complete collection of The Journal of Medicinal Plant Conservation. In honor of the organization’s 25th anniversary, we have published all twenty issues together in two volumes. Click below to order individual volumes in paperback on UpS Journal Compendium 2000-2019 – Volume 1 (paperback) UpS Journal Compendium 2000-2019 – Volume 2 (paperback) ~ OR ~ NEW! Download a FREE PDF Version Below UpS Journal Compendium 2000-2019 – Volume 1 (36.7 MB) UpS …
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Ethnobotanists Rafael Ocampo and Luis POveda

Sacred Seeds at Finca Luna Nueva Lodge

Ethnobotanists Rafael Ocampo and Luis Poveda in the Sacred Seeds Sanctuary I’m convinced the place is a magnet, attracting us to it. What other explanation can there be? Consider this: about ten years ago, Olivia Ames Hoblitzelle, a respected therapist, teacher, and author, visited Finca Luna Nueva. My wife Terry and I met her at breakfast one morning and we asked her why she decided to visit our ecolodge. That’s a question we delight in …
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Forest Farming Fridays

Forest Farming Fridays

Jul 10, 2:00pm - Jul 10, 2:30pm

West Virginia Forest Farming Initiative9494 Lobelia RoadHillsboro, WV24946 Map Join WVFFI partners ...

Join WVFFI partners for fun, informative, and quick presentations about Forest Farming and Non Timber Forest Products. Register for the zoom broadcast at the event ticket link or email The are FREE.

~June 5 Forest Farming 101 with Tanner Filyaw of Rural Action
~June 12 Forest Botanical Uses with Ruby Daniels of Sprouting Farms
~June 19 Live from the Goldenseal Beds--Digging in with Will Lewis of the Yew Mountain Center
~June 26 Forest Grown Verified--Same Plant More Money with John Stock of United Plant Savers
~July 3 Forest "Fireworks" Show with Erica Marks of Yew Mountain Center
~July 10 Forest Farm Case Study: Moon Branch Botanicals with Robin Suggs and Katie Commender of Appalachian Sustainable Development.

02:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Every week on Fri, until Jul 10, 2020
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