Sacred Seeds at Finca Luna Nueva Lodge

Ethnobotanists Rafael Ocampo and Luis POveda

I’m convinced the place is a magnet, attracting us to it. What other explanation can there be? Consider this: about ten years ago, Olivia Ames Hoblitzelle, a respected therapist, teacher, and author, visited Finca Luna Nueva. My wife Terry and I met her at breakfast one morning and we asked her why she decided to …

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THE FRLHT-TDU STORY OF CONSERVATION AND SUSTAINABLE USE OF MEDICINAL FLORA

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By Darshan Shankar 1. THE PRIMACY OF MEDICINAL FLORA IN FOREST HABITATS A little known fact regarding the species composition of Indian forest flora is that 40-70% of the flora across ecosystems and all the six vegetation types viz., tropical evergreen rain forests, deciduous or monsoon type of forests, principal dry deciduous forests and scrubs, …

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HerbalGram Publishes Article Highlighting the FGV program

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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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HERB MOUNTAIN FARM LEARNING AND LODGING CENTER AND BOTANICAL SANCTUARY

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Weaverville, North Carolina Stewards: Hart and Mary Morgaine Squire Back in 1962, in Connecticut, Hart Squire led his first plant walk in the woods. He had been observing and tending the native plants behind his house—the trilliums (Trillium spp.), skunk cabbage (Symplocarpus foetidus), lady’s slipper (Cypripedium acaule), and partridge berry (Mitchella repens). He wanted to …

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FROM PASTURE TO SANCTUARY IN 10 YEARS

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AN INTRODUCTION TO FARM CENTER’S WORK, TRANSFORMING THE WORLD ONE WATERSHED AT A TIME! By Sophia Bowart and Neil Logan The story of Hawaii’s current ecological predicament is similar to other colonized tropical islands. In short, the indigenous populations were subdued and relieved of their natural resources. This process has left deforested lands across the …

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