International Herb Symposium Sponsorship Opportunities

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Hello Plant Savers! We want to share some info about this year’s International Herbal Symposium with our business members and invite you to participate in this dynamic event that has been bringing together plant lovers and herbalists from around the world since 1991.  This year’s virtual conference introduces a new online learning platform that will …

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Announcing the 15th International Herb Symposium

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Registration is officially open for the 15th International Herb Symposium. We are currently offering a 50% Early Bird Discount from now through April 30th with coupon code: IHS4FORESTS Please note that due to safety and well-being concerns for participants, the IHS will be hosted online this year, June 10-13, 2021. But no worries… These challenging …

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2021 Spring Seeds & Sticker Sale for Members

This year we have decided to challenge our members to grow echinacea (Echinacea purpurea). Along with echinacea, we’ve put together three easy to grow culinary herbs that are also wonderful anti-virals: common sage (Salvia officinalis), lemon balm (Melissa officinalis), and thyme (Thymus vulgaris). We thought it would be good to offer a seed packet of …

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Goldenseal Summit 2020 – Full Replay

A Round Table Discussion on the Future of Goldenseal Sponsored by The North Carolina Ginseng Association, Living Web Farms, and United Plant Savers The North Carolina Ginseng Association, United Plant Savers, and Living Web Farms put together an online event to capture the opinions and recommendations of a broad cross-section of experts and producers of …

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Trapped in the Goddess’s Mousetrap

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Our choice to highlight Venus Flytrap (Dionaea muscipula) on our 2021 Valentine’s Day cards was inspired by the article, “Trapped in the Goddess’s Mousetrap: Equitable Solutions for Poverty Poaching of Venus Flytraps” by Katrina Outland (2018). This article dives into the legal aspects of both the Endangered Species Act and the Lacey Act as the …

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Call for Member Contributions to the Journal of Medicinal Plant Conservation

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2021 Theme: Forests and Community From forest bathing to carbon sequestration, we know our future and that of medicinal plants depend on healthy forests. Science is just beginning to unravel how forest ecosystems communicate, demonstrating that forests are a functioning community of resource sharing that depends on a sophisticated interconnected network of mutual collaboration. In …

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Concert for the Plants

Giving Tuesday Concert 2020

Join Us in the Spirit of Gratitude for the PLANTS  A live-streamed event on Facebook with an inspiring and uplifting Giving Tuesday Concert as a way to give thanks to the plants and also to give back to our members. In case you missed it, here’s the replay… PROGRAM A Special Message from Rosemary Gladstar Founder of United …

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In the News: Ecological and Ethical Problems of ‘Smudging’

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Sage advice: The ecological and ethical problems of ‘smudging’ Published on October 1, 2020 article by Taylar Dawn Stagner, provides important perspective on the wild sage harvest in California. Taylar Stagner is from the Wind River Indian Reservation and is currently getting her masters in American Culture Studies at Bowling Green State University. Stagner is …

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