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Cultivation & Conservation Classes

Cultivation & Conservation Classes

A Grower's Track and Cultivation & Conservation Track were presented at the 2017 and 2019 International Herb Symposium. Both have been made available here with support from the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation. Select a track title below to read the class descriptions and listen to the audio recordings. Grower’s Track (IHS 2017) Botanical, Macroscopic and Organoleptic Assessment of Herbal Ingredients for cGMP | Steven Yeager This hands-on workshop will provide a comprehensive orientation of botanical, ...
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Michael examining the understory

Creating New Forests for Medicinal Plants

By Michael Pilarski Michael examining the understory in his 25-year old medicinal agroforestry planting. Black cohosh, Viola odorata, and many species of tree seedlings. United Plant Savers has done great work with 1) preserving what we currently have; and 2) encouraging more farming of medicinal plants to reduce wildcrafting pressures, 3) encouraging forest-grown herbs. Here are a few thoughts on a 4th way: Creating new forests for medicinal production and wildcrafting habitat. We can use ...
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Conservation status of North American forest botanicals:   What do we know? Why does it matter?

Conservation status of North American forest botanicals: What do we know? Why does it matter?

Leaman, Danna. Research Associate, Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada. Co-Chair, Medicinal Plant Specialist Group, Species Survival Commission, International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN); Trustee, FairWild Foundation. djl@green-world.org (Presented at The Future of Ginseng and Forest Botanicals Symposium, July 12-14, 2017, Morgantown, WV) Abstract Based on the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Sampled Red List Index, 20% of plants in the world are threatened with extinction.  According to NatureServe rankings, a larger ...
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Take Action! Guide

Take Action! Guide

Grassroots activism is the heart of United Plant Savers’ impact on communities of plants and people. Take Action! is full of great examples of projects that can benefit the plants and their habitat: Creating a Medicine Trail, Plant Rescues, Growing a Medicinal Herb Garden and Plant Monitoring Projects plus stories about many interesting projects funded by UpS Community Grants. The articles include wise and practical advice as well as inspiration. Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Pinterest ...
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UpS Education Guide

UpS Education Guide

The Education Guide is intended to provide both curriculum information on the “At Risk” plants and sustainable use of medicinal herbs generally as well as valuable advice on event planning from a garden club talk to a Planting the Future-type conference. In short, the Education Guide is a wonderful resource for anyone interested in giving a presentation on native medicinal plants. Many pages and sections of the Guide can be copied for use as handouts ...
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Botanical Sanctuary Resource Guide

Botanical Sanctuary Resource Guide

The Resource Guide is a comprehensive collection of articles and listings of supportive publications, organizations and agencies to assist stewards of healing plants. The first part of the Guide features sections on What Sanctuary Means, including examples of different Sanctuaries and sample BSN applications. The next section is devoted to UpS’s Goldenseal Sanctuary in Ohio – the building of our Talking Forest Medicine Trail, our caretaking observations, and more. There are practical suggestions for getting ...
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at risk presentation sm

UpS At-Risk Presentation

These slides provide a visual guide to the purpose, projects and people who make up United Plant Savers. Through beautiful photos of “at risk” medicinal plants, we hope to increase appreciation of these special plants and awareness about plant conservation. Click here to download the MS PowerPoint presentation file. (ZIP, 41.9 mb) Talking Guide for UpS At-Risk Presentation Click here to view the UpS At-Risk Presentation Script. Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Pinterest ...
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