Announcing the 15th International Herb Symposium

International Herb Symposium logo

Registration is officially open for the 15th International Herb Symposium. We are currently offering a 50% Early Bird Discount from now through April 30th with coupon code: IHS4FORESTS Please note that due to safety and well-being concerns for participants, the IHS will be hosted online this year, June 10-13, 2021. But no worries… These challenging …

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2021 Spring Seeds & Sticker Sale for Members

This year we have decided to challenge our members to grow echinacea (Echinacea purpurea). Along with echinacea, we’ve put together three easy to grow culinary herbs that are also wonderful anti-virals: common sage (Salvia officinalis), lemon balm (Melissa officinalis), and thyme (Thymus vulgaris). We thought it would be good to offer a seed packet of …

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Goldenseal Summit 2020 – Full Replay

A Round Table Discussion on the Future of Goldenseal Sponsored by The North Carolina Ginseng Association, Living Web Farms, and United Plant Savers The North Carolina Ginseng Association, United Plant Savers, and Living Web Farms put together an online event to capture the opinions and recommendations of a broad cross-section of experts and producers of …

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The Herbal Journey Continues at the 15th International Herb Symposium

Rosemary Gladstar

By Susan Leopold The International Herb Symposium is an iconic herbal gathering that has taken place in New England for 30 years. Founded by herbalist Rosemary Gladstar, the Symposium is where the seed of United Plant Savers was sprouted in 1994 after Rosemary posed the question to the herbalists, seed collectors, growers, harvesters, formulators, herbal …

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Trapped in the Goddess’s Mousetrap

Venus Flytrap

Our choice to highlight Venus Flytrap (Dionaea muscipula) on our 2021 Valentine’s Day cards was inspired by the article, “Trapped in the Goddess’s Mousetrap: Equitable Solutions for Poverty Poaching of Venus Flytraps” by Katrina Outland (2018). This article dives into the legal aspects of both the Endangered Species Act and the Lacey Act as the …

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Call for Member Contributions to the Journal of Medicinal Plant Conservation

accepting submissions

2021 Theme: Forests and Community From forest bathing to carbon sequestration, we know our future and that of medicinal plants depend on healthy forests. Science is just beginning to unravel how forest ecosystems communicate, demonstrating that forests are a functioning community of resource sharing that depends on a sophisticated interconnected network of mutual collaboration. In …

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Concert for the Plants Replay

In the Spirit of Gratitude for the PLANTS, UpS live-streamed this inspiring and uplifting concert on Facebook for Giving Tuesday 2020 as a way to give thanks to the plants and to give back to our members. The event featured a special message from Rosemary Gladstar with music performances by: Rising Appalachia Matthew Human Høly …

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