Save the Date for the 15th International Herb Symposium - June 10-13, 2021
Virtual 15th International Herb Symposium
Sacred Seeds featured on Public Radio International's "The World"

Sacred Seeds featured on Public Radio International’s “The World”

February 3, 2011 Rhitu Chatterjee sits down with Ashley Glenn of Sacred Seeds to discuss sacred plants and the global movement to conserve the legacy of traditional knowledge of medicinal plants. Listen to the podcast here …
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The green side of the interns and the darker side of the Internet!!!!!!!

The green side of the interns and the darker side of the Internet!!!!!!!

I spent the last weekend traveling to rural Appalachia. I was on a mission to connect with this year’s spring Goldenseal Sanctuary interns in the last week of their six-week internship. I was anxious to hear about how the internship had impacted each individual’s perspective. Was the internship worth it for them; had they found what they had hoped to experience? I was prepared to hear about what trouble lies hidden in paradise. Instead I …
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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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