Goldenseal Summit 2020 (Part 5)

A Roundtable Discussion on the Future of Goldenseal The North Carolina Ginseng Association, United Plant Savers, and Living Web Farms hosted an online event to capture the opinions and recommendations of a broad cross-section of experts and producers of Goldenseal. This virtual event took place on April 22, 2020. Speaker List (Part 5) Lisa Soledad …

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Goldenseal Summit 2020 (Part 4)

A Roundtable Discussion on the Future of Goldenseal The North Carolina Ginseng Association, United Plant Savers, and Living Web Farms hosted an online event to capture the opinions and recommendations of a broad cross-section of experts and producers of Goldenseal. This virtual event took place on April 22, 2020. Speaker List (Part 4) Lisa Soledad …

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Goldenseal Summit 2020 (Part 3)

A Roundtable Discussion on the Future of Goldenseal The North Carolina Ginseng Association, United Plant Savers, and Living Web Farms hosted an online event to capture the opinions and recommendations of a broad cross-section of experts and producers of Goldenseal. This virtual event took place on April 22, 2020.   Speaker List (Part 3) Lisa …

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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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FLOWER ESSENCES: INSPIRING PLANT CONSERVATION

North American Pawpaw Flower & Fruit by Katherine Ziff

By Katherine Ziff Between every two pines is a doorway to a new world – John Muir Where I grow plant spirits may safely play – Asimina triloba What inspires care for Earth’s medicinal plants? How can we encourage a relational connection with nature that might lead to plant conservation? The plants themselves offer this …

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The Forest Farmers Handbook by Rural Action and UpS – Free PDF Now Available

The Forest Farmers Handbook

A Beginners Guide to Growing and Marketing At-Risk Forest Herbs If you’re reading this, you’re probably interested in forest farming. And if not, perhaps you should be—forest farming can provide economic opportunities to the forest landowner or land steward while also providing significant environmental benefits, such as preserving forest cover and enhancing biodiversity through the …

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COMPENDIUM: Journal of Medicinal Plant Conservation – Free PDFs Now Available

This is United Plant Savers’ complete collection of The Journal of Medicinal Plant Conservation. In honor of the organization’s 25th anniversary, we have published all twenty issues together in two volumes. Click below to order individual volumes in paperback on Amazon.com UpS Journal Compendium 2000-2019 – Volume 1 (paperback) UpS Journal Compendium 2000-2019 – Volume …

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WILDCRAFTING IN A WARMING WORLD: TOWARDS REGENERATIVE PRACTICES FOR LIFE IN THE ANTHROPOCENE

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by Scott Kloos It’s a clear, somewhat chilly September morning in the high desert mountains of southeastern Oregon. I am here with a small group of people facilitating a plant teacher immersion trip. The day previous we came to this same place to commune with Aspen (Populus tremuloides); today we will ceremonially connect with Yellow …

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SACRED THREADS

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by Paul Corbit Brown Imagine visiting a museum of art. Now imagine the curator invites you to peer through a microscope to examine the intricacies of an ancient tapestry. You quickly discover that the scene depicted in this artifact is actually composed of thousands upon thousands of threads. As you examine it more closely, you …

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