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Farmers Head Into the Woods by Jane Tanner

Farmers Head Into the Woods by Jane Tanner

Here’s a great article by Jane Turner discussing agroforestry growing as a way to diversify farms. She includes many examples of farmers who have begun incorporating and benefiting from its practice — taking pressure off wild populations at the same time. Download PDF Here Originally published in Growing for Market, Vol. 29 / Issue 9 …
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WEEDS: AN ESSAY OF WILD PLANTS

BY JOSHUA HARKNESS Why must we think so poorly of wild plants? We dismiss them merely as “weeds”; we think of them as insignificant foreigners in our lawns, gardens and other manicured “landscapes”. We see them as a threat to the aesthetical appeal of the sterile environments we are so fond of creating. These are not invaders taking over our artificial spaces, rather we are the invaders who have so indiscriminately taken from them their …
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UpS Founding President Rosemary Gladstar with Ladies Mantle in Herb Pharm’s Botanical Education Garden. photo by Bert de la Cruz

PLANTING THE FUTURE AT HERB PHARM: 2019

By Alexis Durham On June 15, Herb Pharm welcomed over 250 people to our farm in southern Oregon for our Planting the Future conference, a benefit for United Plant Savers. The day was filled with informative workshops and plant walks featuring local and regional instructors as well as current and past UpS Board members. A variety of regional vendors sold bulk herbs, seeds, handmade herbal products, and herbal elixirs, and lunch was accompanied by singer-songwriter …
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UpS INTERNSHIP CREATES OPPORTUNITIES IN APPALACHIAN OHIO

UpS INTERNSHIP CREATES OPPORTUNITIES IN APPALACHIAN OHIO

by Brenna Dobos and Bailey Grenert The UpS internship program, also known as the Medicinal Plant Conservation Certifi cate Program, has played a prominent role in the story of United Plant Savers and the nonprofi t’s lasting impact on the herbal community over the past 25 years. The internship program began in the late 1990s under the guidance of Paul Strauss and continues to inspire plant allies in North America and beyond with two six-week …
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