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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We EXCEEDED our goal for the Hope for Hydrastis Project!

We Did It!

THANK YOU – What a way to start the decade! Thanks to an overwhelming response from our wonderful community of plant lovers (350 of you, in fact), we EXCEEDED our goal for the Hope for Hydrastis Project! The anonymous donor who generously offered to match your gifts up to $25,000 was so in awe of …

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Matching $ from Leaf People to Support the Sandalwood Project

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  Help support the Sandalwood Project! Leaf People Skincare is generously offering a dollar-for-dollar match campaign to generate funds for the Hawaiian Sandalwood Project. This project focuses on the reforestation of indigenous Sandalwood on the Big Island in Hawaii, which has been ravaged by overharvesting and is recognized as an at-risk species by UpS. To …

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Introducing the Forest Grown Verification Program

Forest Grown Verification Program

The PCO Forest Grown Verification Program was established in 2014 with the purpose of creating a voluntary, third-party verification for non-timber forest grown products that are produced and harvested in a sustainable and legal manner. This program benefits producers by building consumer confidence, demand, and premium pricing; protecting forest “crop” in the event of theft, …

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New pics and sneak peek video from an amazing day!

Our 25th celebration and grand opening of the Center for Medicinal Plant Conservation was a day filled with sunlight, friends, theatre, art, music, and PLANTS! Here is a sneak peek at our short video highlighting the event! A big shout out to all our supporters who helped us build the building! Here are a few …

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Announcing: Hope for Hydrastis — Make a donation and your gift will be doubled!

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We’re launching our most ambitious project to date and we need your help. 

There is high demand in the marketplace for organic goldenseal (Hydrastis canadensis). Wild-harvested roots are becoming increasingly harder to find, and the roots that do exist tend to be smaller than in years past. The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) recently published the status of goldenseal as “vulnerable” due to unregulated wild-harvesting compounded by a loss of habitat. This is alarming for plant lovers like us.

Call for Articles: 2020 Journal of Medicinal Plant Conservation

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Dear Friends and Members of the IUCN Medicinal Plant Specialist Group, The time has come to collect new articles for United Plant Savers’ annual Journal of Medicinal Plant Conservation, joining with the MPSG’s Medicinal Plant Conservation newsletter, to be published in Spring 2020. We invite all members of the IUCN MPSG to tell their stories …

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Ohio Event DETAILS, Grand Opening of the Center and 25th Celebration!

Center for Medicinal Plant Conservation Grand Opening September 21-22, 2019 | Rutland, OH We can’t wait to celebrate with our members the monumental accomplishment that is the completion of the new Center for Medicinal Plant Conservation. Please join us! HERB WALKS • ART • MUSIC Dinner included and provided by Purple Chopstix Steven Foster will …

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Help Us Grow Our Membership for Our 25th – Ways to Engage

We hope you will join us in our effort to spread the mission of United Plant Savers! Calling all Voices for the Plants, Biz Members, Education Members, Partners in Education, and Botanical Sanctuaries: This is an opportunity to share the work of UpS with friends, co-workers, and constituents of your herbal community with the goal …

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