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News: Tree Planting Completed

News: Tree Planting Completed

Exciting news at the Goldenseal Sanctuary, riparian restoration has begun with the planting of 5,232 seedlings consisting of 1,000 Sugar Maples, 1,000 Black Walnut, 1,000 Red Oak, 940 Persimmon, 400 Black Cherry, 367 Sweet Gum, 175 Red Osier Dogwood, 175 Red Bud, and 175 Sassafras. Tree planting was done by Williams Forestry and Associates as noted in photos below. Amazingly, this team of tree planters arrived in the morning and quickly set up the marking …
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News:  Black Cohosh Medicinal Plant Sustainability Study! Volunteers Needed

News: Black Cohosh Medicinal Plant Sustainability Study! Volunteers Needed

June 16-19th at Reddish Knob (west of Harrisonburg, VA) and/or July 14-17th at Mount Rogers (near Marion, VA) Black cohosh (Actaea racemosa) is shade growing herbaceous perennial used to help ameliorate symptoms of menopause. Market interest is growing for many wild-harvested medicinal plants. In 2001 over 92 tons of black cohosh was harvested (USFWS 2002). More than 98% of black cohosh was harvested from the wild. Monitoring this natural resource is essential to identifying sustainable …
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Gears in Motion, Benefits of Local Ecological Knowledge...

Gears in Motion, Benefits of Local Ecological Knowledge…

It was just this past winter that I traveled up to Keene, NH to defend my dissertation on the “Loss of Ethnobotanical Knowledge in the Bull Run Mountains of Virginia”. The night before I had spent the evening with Rosemary Gladstar, snowed in at Sage Mountain. We had a deep discussion not about the loss of plant knowledge but its reemergence, as she has witnessed the growth and demand of herbalism and thus the need …
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Planting the Future Conference - Herb Pharm in Glorious Williams, OR

Planting the Future Conference – Herb Pharm in Glorious Williams, OR

Planting the Future Conference – Herb Pharm in Glorious Williams, OR By Sara Katz & Lynda LeMole Herb Pharm was this year’s host of United Plant Saver’s 2007 conference — “Planting the Future.” On Saturday, July 14th, 300 plant lovers convened on the Herb Pharm farm for an energized, information-filled, glorious day of herb classes, herb walks, and joining together to celebrate the power and magic of herbal medicine. The fundraiser was successful, thanks to …
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