Introducing the Forest Grown Verification Program

Forest Grown Verification Program

The PCO Forest Grown Verification Program was established in 2014 with the purpose of creating a voluntary, third-party verification for non-timber forest grown products that are produced and harvested in a sustainable and legal manner. This program benefits producers by building consumer confidence, demand, and premium pricing; protecting forest “crop” in the event of theft, …

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HerbalGram Publishes Article Highlighting the FGV program

HerbalGram Investing in Forests & Communities

HerbalGram just published the article “Investing in Forest Communities” (linked below) highlighting the FGV program. This article details the importance of forest farming botanicals as a path forward for the future of Appalachian native plants in the herbal market place. DOWNLOAD PDF Investing in Forests & Communities: A Pathway to a Sustainable Supply of Forest …

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Mountain Rose Herbs First to Offer Forest Grown Verified Ginseng Root

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Mountain Rose is the first company to offer FGV ginseng root, leaf, and whole plant tincture as well as black cohosh root and tincture. Here is a wonderful blog and video on the FGV program and forest farmers. A Forest Grown Future for Pennsylvania’s Precious Ginseng (FULL POST) “Forest farming represents a promising economic and …

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New pics and sneak peek video from an amazing day!

Our 25th celebration and grand opening of the Center for Medicinal Plant Conservation was a day filled with sunlight, friends, theatre, art, music, and PLANTS! Here is a sneak peek at our short video highlighting the event! A big shout out to all our supporters who helped us build the building! Here are a few …

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Announcing: Hope for Hydrastis — Make a donation this Giving Tuesday and your gift will be doubled!

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We’re launching our most ambitious project to date and we need your help. 

There is high demand in the marketplace for organic goldenseal (Hydrastis canadensis). Wild-harvested roots are becoming increasingly harder to find, and the roots that do exist tend to be smaller than in years past. The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) recently published the status of goldenseal as “vulnerable” due to unregulated wild-harvesting compounded by a loss of habitat. This is alarming for plant lovers like us.

Call for Articles: 2020 Journal of Medicinal Plant Conservation

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Dear Friends and Members of the IUCN Medicinal Plant Specialist Group, The time has come to collect new articles for United Plant Savers’ annual Journal of Medicinal Plant Conservation, joining with the MPSG’s Medicinal Plant Conservation newsletter, to be published in Spring 2020. We invite all members of the IUCN MPSG to tell their stories …

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Ohio Event DETAILS, Grand Opening of the Center and 25th Celebration!

Center for Medicinal Plant Conservation Grand Opening September 21-22, 2019 | Rutland, OH We can’t wait to celebrate with our members the monumental accomplishment that is the completion of the new Center for Medicinal Plant Conservation. Please join us! HERB WALKS • ART • MUSIC Dinner included and provided by Purple Chopstix Steven Foster will …

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What is going on with White Sage?

White Sage

by Susan Leopold   This year it was evident due to the social media reaction that people were expressing anger and concern over the increase in commercialization of white sage (Salvia apiana) and the cultural appropriation and offensive marketing that overlooks ethics and ecological, cultural awareness of a deeply sacred and spiritual plant. The rumblings …

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