Exhibit Grand Opening: The Ohio Herbal Elders Project

Herbs await packaging & shipping at Companion Plants in Athens County, Ohio

Please join us for an opening reception of the Ohio Herbal Elders Projects exhibit Saturday, December 3, 2022 from 4-6 PM at the Center for Medicinal Plant Conservation, located at our Goldenseal Botanical Sanctuary in Meigs County: 35703 Loop Rd. Rutland, OH 45775. Please complete this form RSVP: Exhibit Grand Opening or contact us at …

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What Might We Find In Those Old Books?

Photo 1: The Thomsonian Materia Medica

By Bill Chioffi , United Plant Savers Board Secretary Professor Emeritus Emil John Staba College of Pharmacy, University of Minnesota Pharmacognosy, Medicinal Chemistry, and Philanthropy E. John Staba, Ph.D. has generously donated 5,849 books to United Plant Savers and the newly formed Duke Ethnobotanical Archives & Teaching Gardens (www. unitedplantsavers.org/dukearchives). The books were collected by …

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Trading Medicinal Plants in the Ancient World

By Rachel Thomas Human beings began trading medicinal plants in prehistoric times. Even before the agricultural revolution of the Neolithic age, there is evidence of the collection, storage, and international movement of exceptionally powerful plants. It is impossible for us to determine when humans began trading medicinal plants. The use of plants as medicine has …

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How to Log In to the Membership Dashboard

Click “Log In” on top right side of navigation bar at UnitedPlantSavers.org Enter the email address and password you used to register your membership. If you don’t have this information, select the “Lost your password?” link below the purple “Log In” button.  3. Once you are logged in, please check that your mailing address is …

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Take A Journey Through The Senses Of Your Elements At Ocean Forest’s Ethnobotanical And Permaculture Gardens On The Osa Peninsula In Costa Rica


by Jonathon Miller Weisberger Now reaching into 20 years, the extensive gardens at Ocean Forest Ecolodge harbor hundreds of species of native and rare ethnobotanical treasures from Central and South America as well as the Asian Tropics. These include fruit trees that guests enjoy seasonally, aromatic herbs, medicinal and sacramental plants, detox bitters, emollients, and …

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The Sacred Seeds Ethnobotanical Trail At Bastyr University: Lessons Learned In Decolonizing An Established Native Plant Garden

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Kenmore, Washington Sanctuary Steward: Katie Vincent At Bastyr University we teach integrative medicine— where the best of western medicine and natural healing modalities come together to create an approach to health and wellness that is more holistic and representative of the complex, collaborative ecosystems we are a part of. The gardens at Bastyr are an …

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The Frlht-tdu Story Of Conservation And Sustainable Use Of Medicinal Flora


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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News From Holt Wood Herbs


by Anne Stobart A medicinal forest garden in the UK Anne Stobart is a clinical herbal practitioner and grower based in the UK. She was an intern at the Ohio Botanical Sanctuary in autumn 2010. She says, “In Ohio, I gained a deep respect for the plants and the people struggling to protect them and …

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