For countless communities around the world, the presence of medicinal plants and the traditional knowledge of their properties and uses are crucial factors for ensuring health and prosperity.

We must act on a worldwide basis to ensure resilience and health for future generations.

Sacred Seeds is a global non-profit creating and supporting plant sanctuaries that address the rapid loss of biodiversity and cultural knowledge through living gardens, containing locally important plants focused on medicinals but including those of ceremonial, food, and craft use.

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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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Sacred Seeds: An Introduction

An introduction to the Sacred Seeds program and our work at the Finca Luna Nueva garden in Costa Rica. Hear from members of the Sacred Seeds leadership about the working model behind our mission to preserve medicinal plants around the globe.

Spirit of the Earth, Canada

Shantree (Walter) Kacera opened Spirit of the Earth, ‘The Living Centre’ in 1983 to fulfill a dream of being in the country and learning how to live in accordance with the laws of Nature. This he did wholeheartedly, creating a beautiful and sacred space for healing and learning, originally known as “Balance Life Gardens”. He …

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Medicinal Forest Garden Trust, England, UK

Over a 16-year period between 2004-2020, the Holt Wood project in UK was focused on transforming a redundant conifer plantation into a thriving medicinal forest garden. Anne Stobart, a clinical herbal practitioner and her partner purchased the 2.5 acre site in 2004 when it was stocked with Sitka Spruce aged up to 40 years. The …

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Forest Garden Organics (Pvt) Ltd

A 20 acre land with food and medicinal plants co-ordinates with animals with maximum re-cycling of waste. At A Glance Region Asia Country Sri Lanka Area Rambukkana, Close to Pinnawala Elephant Ophanage, Sri lanka Latitude 0° 0′ 0″ N Longitude 0° 0′ 0″ E Partners Family Owned Ecosystem Food Forest Cultural Scope Buddhist and Hindu

Forest Garden Organics

Located in Rambukkana, close to the Pinnawala Elephant Ophanage in Sri Lanka, Forest Garden Organics focuses on creating food forests. The 20-acre garden contains edible plants such as coconut, spices, herbs, and vegetable species like yams. The garden is visited by school children, customers, and agricultral department officers, and shows examples of the uses of plants and …

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