For the research, education, and conservation of native medicinal plants, fungi, and their habitats.

Please join us in this worthwhile and important mission.

Welcome to United Plant Savers As Seen On

More than ONE-THIRD of plant species in the U.S. are at risk of disappearing, according to a 2023 report from NatureServe. With your help, we can reverse this trend.

Support Seeding the Future

Help us create an at-risk medicinal seed bank and seed sharing network.
Donate by 11/28 for special perks.

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 …

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News: Spring Seed Give-Away 2011

[PRBREAK]Spring Seed Giveaway 2011! Grow historical herbs that are still important medicines today! This year’s spring seed giveaway consists of 1 packet each of Cayenne Pepper (Capsicum frutescens), Licorice (Glycyrrhiza …

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UpS was founded with an 8 by 11 flier that said, “Join United Plant Savers, an organization dedicated to the preservation of native medicinal plants ” and was distributed at the 4th International Herb Symposium. “UpS wasn’t anything at the time,” Rosemary Gladstar said. “It was just a piece of paper. But I got a tremendous response and so I knew I had to do something.”

Building a Global Herbal Community

“We all live in a single herbal village.” – Jim Duke

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Individual sanctuaries and stewards dedicated to restoring and preserving habitat for both plants and animals.

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Herbal educators with a common goal of ‘Planting the Future’ by sharing knowledge to ensure a renewable supply of medicinal plants for future generations.

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Herbal companies supporting our work and providing a sustainable supply of native medicinal plants.

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Botanical gardens and sites from around the world dedicated to conservation.

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Gatherings in-person and online for sharing and learning from one another in honor of the plants.