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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PARADISE FOUND, TRADITIONAL HEALING LOST

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By Michele Devlin, Dr.PH. and Mark Grey, Ph.D. Climate change and severe weather events are displacing people in rapidly growing numbers. The link among climate change, severe weather events, and long-term population shifts is increasingly receiving attention from human rights, migration, public health, economic, and other global professional sectors. Environmentally induced migration involves “persons who, …

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EXPLORING THE RESILIENT ROOTS OF ALBANIAN AGRICULTURE

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by Jennifer Gerrity Albania’s mountains and valleys teem with rich botanical bounty. Mountain Rose Herbs and United Plant Savers visited its fecund countryside at the peak of the autumn harvest to meet the farmers and wildharvesters who help bring culinary apothecary herbs and fruits to plant lovers across the world (like the ripe and ready …

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Noxious and Invasive Weeds as Medicine

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An Alternative for the pesticide treadmill and a way to reduce use of At-Risk Medicinal Plants by Autumn Arvidson and Kelly Kindscher Introduction: The use of medicinal plants is gaining popularity in the health industry as more individuals are recognizing the risks associated with modern pharmaceuticals and the benefits of many herbal products. While this …

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ROMANCING THE ROOT: THE PASSIONS AND PERILS OF WILD AMERICAN GINSENG

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by George Lindemann Toward the end of April 2018, the Chinese Government imposed a tariff on imported wild American ginseng (Panax quinquefolius). This little known wild root has somehow gotten into the middle of a brewing American/ Chinese trade war. I am not sure whether this new tariff is a good thing or a bad …

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Plant Blindness

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by Anna Kell Last June, we collaborated as artists-in-residence at the Lloyd Library, where we worked for the month on a design project titled Posters for the Plant Blind. Digitally collaged with visual elements culled from the library’s extensive collection, the posters are meant to highlight the presence of plants in our world as well …

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