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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What is going on with White Sage?

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by Susan Leopold   This year it was evident due to the social media reaction that people were expressing anger and concern over the increase in commercialization of white sage (Salvia apiana) and the cultural appropriation and offensive marketing that overlooks ethics and ecological, cultural awareness of a deeply sacred and spiritual plant. The rumblings …

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2019 Medicinal Plant Conservation Award

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2019 Medicinal Plant Conservation Award — Recipient — JULIET BLANKESPOOR by Emily Ruff “Gathering medicine and food from the wild connects us to the natural world, our ancestral heritage, and our wild animal selves. Being involved in our sustenance and healing is boldly empowering and ties us into simple living and the change of the …

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Pennsylvania Certified Organic (PCO) is excited to announce the transfer of the PCO Forest Grown Verification Program to United Plant Savers

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For Immediate Release Spring Mills, PA (3/18/2019) — Pennsylvania Certified Organic (PCO) is excited to announce the transfer of the PCO Forest Grown Verification Program to United Plant Savers (UpS) effective March 15, 2019. UpS’s mission is to protect native medicinal plants of the United States and Canada and their native habitat while ensuring an …

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Highlights from the 2018 Medicinal Plant Conservation Certificate Program

Spring and Fall UpS Internship Program “My experience at UpS has literally lifted the veil on this beautiful earth! I look at everything so differently and have the feeling of being reborn.”  April Covington, UpS intern Fall 2018 “Since arriving at the sanctuary for the internship I have been smiling ear to ear nonstop. We …

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Update for the Center

Groundbreaking for the UpS Center for the Conservation of Medicinal Plants The Center will house the Sanctuary herbarium collection, library, displays featuring medicinal plant conservation and the history of herbalism in Appalachia, teaching kitchen, classroom and office.  The Center will be ready for a Grand Opening and UpS 25th Anniversary Celebration on September 21, 2019 …

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Researchers study impact of medicinal plant’s harvest in San Juan National Forest

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by Ann Bond National forests supply Americans with many natural resources – timber, livestock forage, minerals, energy – and increasingly, medicinal plants. Although native plants have been harvested for centuries by Native American tribes for medicinal purposes in North America, the modern herbal industry has increased the pressure on some species. One of the medicinal …

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