FORSAKEN ROOTS

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Acme, Pennsylvania Sanctuary Stewards: Sara Shoemaker and Thomas Brown We are Sara Shoemaker and Thomas Brown of Forsaken Roots in Acme, Pennsylvania. Our farm’s name, “Forsaken Roots” comes from the idea of lost or forgotten ways. It applies to us in more ways than one could ever imagine. From our home, to our property, our …

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7 Acre Wood Farm Botanical Sanctuary

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Burnsville, Virginia Sanctuary Stewards: Anne Bryan and Joe Murray This is how a 7-acre botanical sanctuary can help heal a community’s people and soil. Last year was our first year as a member in the Botanical Sanctuary Network. Receiving formal recognition from United Plant Savers and seeing our name listed with the other like-minded conservationists …

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Highlights from the 2018 Medicinal Plant Conservation Certificate Program

Spring and Fall UpS Internship Program “My experience at UpS has literally lifted the veil on this beautiful earth! I look at everything so differently and have the feeling of being reborn.”  April Covington, UpS intern Fall 2018 “Since arriving at the sanctuary for the internship I have been smiling ear to ear nonstop. We …

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Summer Art Fellows 2018

Art Fellowship Highlights of 2018: Exhibits, Reflections and Art! We are thrilled to share each fellow’s artwork and their passion for deep ecology, exploring how we communicate and advocate for the plants. Poems, charcoal, photography and pure magic come to life through space and time when we allow art to consume the day. UpS’ Deep …

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Walker Mountain Botanical Sanctuary (2018 update)

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Deerfield, Virginia Sanctuary Stewards: Shay and Kim Clanton and family It is early February at Walker Mountain Botanical Sanctuary, close to the midpoint between the winter solstice and the spring equinox. This has been a cold winter, and it is comforting to think that we are headed towards spring and the emergence of the vibrant …

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Medicinal Plant Conservation Certificate Program

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Spring & Fall 2018 Rutland, Ohio Spring 2019: Monday, April 15 – Friday, May 24 Summer 2019: Monday, July 8 – Friday, Aug. 16 (Move-in weekend before each.) Hard Working? Motivated to learn about medicinal plants? Want an opportunity to live and work on United Plant Savers’ Botanical Sanctuary in Ohio? Participants in the program will work …

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Gaspereau Mountain Herb Farm and Botanical Sanctuary

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Gaspereau Mountain Herb Farm and Botanical Sanctuary Gaspereau Mountain, Nova Scotia Sanctuary Stewards: John Cummings and Vaunda MacDonald As I ponder the concept of sanctuary, feelings of safety and protection resonate inside. These feelings are commonplace throughout this land. Perhaps it’s the location. At an altitude of 650 ft., the Gaspereau Mountain Herb Farm and …

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