Medicinal Plant Conservation Award 2021

penelope beaudrow

This year’s award goes to Penelope Beaudrow of the The Ginkgo Tree and Kina Gegoo Botanical Sanctuary in Cannington, Ontario. Penelope debuted a wonderful film, ‘For the Love of Medicinal and Native Plants” featuring her journey in created a botanical sanctuary. Furthermore, she helped launch a Sanctuary Dreamers a meetup group for AHG along with …

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UpS Presents at Michigan Native Plant Conference

4th Annual Michigan Native Plant Conference

Executive Director, Susan Leopold, was very grateful to be invited to present on behalf of United Plant Savers for the 34th Annual Michigan Native Plant Conference held by the Wildflower Association of Michigan. The topic for Susan’s presentation was: The Underground World of Native Medicinal Plants in Trade in North America  A 6-billion-dollar herbal supplement industry in the US is …

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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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