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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HerbalGram Publishes Article Highlighting the FGV program

HerbalGram Investing in Forests & Communities

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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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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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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