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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Call for Articles & Member Contributions to the 2023 Journal of Medicinal Plant Conservation

accepting submissions

2023 Theme: TBD We continue to highlight the work of our members in the Journal of Medicinal Plant Conservation. We would like to highlight recent books and accomplishments by members. We would like to include creative ways members are sharing plant knowledge via classes, podcasts, zines, poems, art & photography. We do not sell advertising …

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American Ginseng – Local Knowledge, Global Roots

Smithsonian - American Ginseng Exhibit

Part of the Smithsonian Center for Folklife & Cultural Heritage, this gorgeous new website (https://folklife.si.edu/american-ginseng) features stories and perspectives of people who have intimate knowledge of the harvest, cultivation, trade, medicinal use, and conservation of wild American ginseng. Check out this video to learn more about the virtual exhibit (spoiler alert: it features our executive …

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Forest Farming Wild Simulated Ginseng Workshop

  Join the United Plant Savers plant propagation team on Saturday, October 1 to learn how to sustainably cultivate, manage, and market ginseng roots using the wild-simulated method. American ginseng (Panax quinquefolius), also commonly known as “sang,” has been harvested in southeast Ohio for generations, and the broader Appalachian region, since the mid-1700’s. A long …

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Introducing the NEW WildAmericanGinseng.org Website

Wild American Ginseng

We are pleased to announce the new website: WildAmericanGinseng.org! Created in collaboration with United Plant Savers and the Wild American Ginseng Conservation Collaborative, WildAmericanGinseng.org is improved and updated from the original McGraw Labs website. For many years, the previous website was the main source of conservation science, research and data regarding wild American ginseng (Panax …

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Goldenseal Cultivation Workshop

Join the United Plant Savers plant propagation team on Saturday, August 27 to learn how to sustainably cultivate, manage, and market one of southeast Ohio’s most iconic woodland medicinal plants. Goldenseal (Hydrastis canadensis), also commonly known as “yellow root,” has been harvested in southeast Ohio for generations, but a long history of overharvesting, coupled with …

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In the News: Executive Director Susan Leopold at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival

Screenshot of AHPA article

The American Herbal Products Association recently posted about its support of the 2022 Smithsonian Folklife Festival, where United Plant Savers Executive Director and AHPA-ERB Foundation Board Member Susan Leopold discussed ginseng and forests, and gave lessons on how to make teas, tinctures and syrups. Beth Lambert, AHPA-ERB Foundation Chair and CEO of International Herb Symposium …

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In the News: 2022 Southern Ohio Forest Farming Conference

Poster for 2022 Southern Ohio Forest Farming Conference

Columbia-Greene Media recently published Bob Beyfuss’ reflections on the 2022 Southern Ohio Forest Farming Conference, which took place at the United Plant Savers Botanical Sanctuary in Rutland, Ohio. “That particular part of Ohio has some of the most diverse and beautiful deciduous forests I have ever seen,” writes Beyfuss. We couldn’t agree more! The 2022 …

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United Plant Savers’ Inaugural Film Festival Launches Now – Award Winners Announced

Saging the World film poster

RUTLAND, OH—Appalachian-based nonprofit, United Plant Savers (UpS), is launching its first ever film festival this month, the International Herb Symposium (IHS) Film & Photography Festival. This year’s award-winning films and photographs are available to stream online from today through September 25, 2022. Other festival selections will be available in the online viewing room this Friday, …

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