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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The Beginnings of a New Herbal Adventure, by past intern Jennifer Heinzel

This past fall I had the incredible, and I still believe once in a lifetime experience, to be an Intern at the United Plant Savers ‘Goldenseal Sanctuary’, in Rutland, Ohio! What an incerdible 6 week journey it was! I came from a gorgeous green summer in Minneapolis, Minnesota, to this ‘heaven on earth’ for herbalists …

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T-Mello Blog about his trail days and plant encounters

Tuesday, January 3, 2012 UNITED PLANT SAVERS Help us Save our most precious Native Plants! we can join together right now… to ensure that these plants continue to shape our culture…. http://sobo2ga.blogspot.com/ Stinging Nettle In 2005, while working for the Forest Service in the Sawtooth Mountains of Idaho, I would often try to use water …

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The green side of the interns and the darker side of the Internet!!!!!!!

I spent the last weekend traveling to rural Appalachia. I was on a mission to connect with this year’s spring Goldenseal Sanctuary interns in the last week of their six-week internship. I was anxious to hear about how the internship had impacted each individual’s perspective. Was the internship worth it for them; had they found …

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Gears in Motion, Benefits of Local Ecological Knowledge…

It was just this past winter that I traveled up to Keene, NH to defend my dissertation on the “Loss of Ethnobotanical Knowledge in the Bull Run Mountains of Virginia”. The night before I had spent the evening with Rosemary Gladstar, snowed in at Sage Mountain. We had a deep discussion not about the loss …

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