WHEN THE MUSIC GOES SILENT

WHEN THE MUSIC GOES SILENT

by Susan Leopold, PhD (From the latest Journal of Medicinal Plant Conservation) As of January 2017, all rosewoods (Dalbergia), bubinga (Guibourtia), and kosso (Pterocarpus erinaceus) were added to Appendix II of the CITES list of protected species.1 “Every species has a song”, is a quote from Kathleen Harrison, founder of Botanical Dimensions.2 Brazilian rosewood (Dalbergia nigra) has a rare songful story that plant people should know because this species has played music for the masses …
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Sacred Seeds: An Introduction

An introduction to the Sacred Seeds program and our work at the Finca Luna Nueva garden in Costa Rica. Hear from members of the Sacred Seeds leadership about the working model behind our mission to preserve medicinal plants around the globe …
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herbalgram oct 2017

UpS Featured in Latest HerbalGram

“New United Plant Savers Center Seeks to Conserve Medicinal Plants of Appalachia” www.herbalgram.org | 2017 | Issue 116 Construction of the organization’s new Center for Medicinal Plant Conservation will begin soon. The center, which will be about 1,600 square feet and open to the public, will sit at the entrance of the 379-acre UpS Sanctuary in Rutland, Ohio. The building will serve as a visitor center, and UpS hopes that it will help attract more …
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Conservation Through Cultivation: Forest Grown Verification for the Profitable Production of Medicinal Herbs

USDA CIG (Conservation Innovation Grant) AWARD for 2017 ANNOUNCES: Rural Action, Inc. in partnership with United Plant Savers proposes to establish a regional Forest Grown Verification (FGV) system for commercially significant forest herbs, using a third-party certification structure and species-specific education to build a network of enrolled forest farmers …
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