News: Black Cohosh Medicinal Plant Sustainability Study! Volunteers Needed

June 16-19th at Reddish Knob (west of Harrisonburg, VA) and/or July 14-17th at Mount Rogers (near Marion, VA) Black cohosh (Actaea racemosa) is shade growing herbaceous perennial used to help ameliorate symptoms of menopause. Market interest is growing for many wild-harvested medicinal plants. In 2001 over 92 tons of black cohosh was harvested (USFWS 2002). …

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News: Spring Seed Give-Away 2011

[PRBREAK]Spring Seed Giveaway 2011! Grow historical herbs that are still important medicines today! This year’s spring seed giveaway consists of 1 packet each of Cayenne Pepper (Capsicum frutescens), Licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra), Lobelia (Lobelia inflata) and Marshmallow (Althaea officinalis). Seeds are all grown by Horizon Herbs. Planting instructions will be included with your order.[/PRBREAK] To order …

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News: Tennessee Purple Coneflower Proposed for Delisting

[PRBREAK]The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has proposed removing the Tennessee purple coneflower (Echinacea tennesseensis) from the list of threatened and endangered species, marking the success of a decades-long cooperative conservation effort under the Endangered Species Act.[/PRBREAK] “More than 30 years of protecting and expanding Tennessee purple coneflower colonies finally brought success to the Service …

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