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A Visit with IHS Sponsor Mountain Rose Herbs

This post is part of our series featuring International Herb Symposium sponsors. UpS: Thank you so much to Shawn Donnille, owner and CEO of longtime IHS sponsor Mountain Rose Herbs, for taking the time to talk with us. Shawn, how would you describe Mountain Rose? MR: As a purveyor of the highest quality organically grown herbs and spices, teas, essential oils, & botanical goods. UpS: And what is the company’s mission? MR: People, plants, and …
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Wild American Ginseng

Introducing the NEW WildAmericanGinseng.org Website

We are pleased to announce the new website: WildAmericanGinseng.org! Created in collaboration with United Plant Savers and the Wild American Ginseng Conservation Collaborative, WildAmericanGinseng.org is improved and updated from the original McGraw Labs website. For many years, the previous website was the main source of conservation science, research and data regarding wild American ginseng (Panax quinquefolius) through the work of Dr. Jim McGraw and students. Now, this important foundational website has been greatly expanded to …
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Goldenseal Cultivation Workshop

Goldenseal Cultivation Workshop

Join the United Plant Savers plant propagation team on Saturday, August 27 to learn how to sustainably cultivate, manage, and market one of southeast Ohio’s most iconic woodland medicinal plants. Goldenseal (Hydrastis canadensis), also commonly known as “yellow root,” has been harvested in southeast Ohio for generations, but a long history of overharvesting, coupled with a loss of forest habitat, has resulted in significant decline among wild populations. Fortunately, goldenseal is a vigorous species that …
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In the News: Executive Director Susan Leopold at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival

The American Herbal Products Association recently posted about its support of the 2022 Smithsonian Folklife Festival, where United Plant Savers Executive Director and AHPA-ERB Foundation Board Member Susan Leopold discussed ginseng and forests, and gave lessons on how to make teas, tinctures and syrups. Beth Lambert, AHPA-ERB Foundation Chair and CEO of International Herb Symposium sponsor Herbalist & Alchemist, is also quoted: “We are pleased to have supported their attention to American ginseng at this …
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