Celebrating 25 Years of Plant Conservation, 1994- 2019

United Plant Savers 25th

United Plant Savers turns 25 in 2019, and we are launching our biggest outreach campaign for conservation of medicinal plants: CREATE, CONNECT, CONSERVE. We intend to highlight those that communicate activism thru the arts (music, visual, poetry, photography and writing), thus creating and connecting in an authentic capacity the message of conservation. We have three events, International Herb Symposium, Planting the Future at Herb Pharm and the grand opening of the first Center for Medicinal Plant Conservation.

Planting the Future

June 15, 2019 | Williams, Oregon

Sara Katz and Ed Smith co-founders of Herb Pharm (which is celebrating 40 years in 2019) are also both founders of United Plant Savers. Our west coast celebration will be a day filled with local teachers of the region: Richo Cech, Tyler Wauters, Scott Kloos, Matt Dybala, Alexis Durham, James Jungwirth, Autumn Summers, Jane Bothwell, and Mark Disharoon. and United Plant Savers board members, Kathleen Maier, Steven Yeager, Bevin Clare, Helen Metzman and Kelly Ablard. Topics to include the herbalist path to sustainability, endangered plants in essential oils, a tribute to Jim Duke, dis-ease and diseases of native medicinals, and plant walks.  Stay tuned for classes, activities and a list of vendors. Interested in Vending, cost is 25 dollars for a table and must be a current member, to reserve vending please contact: adurham@herb-pharm.com. To read about classes and teachers click here!

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. Rosemary Gladstar will give a talk on the founding of United Plant Savers and Steven Foster will be talking about the dedication of the Center to Jim and Peggy Duke. We are planning herb walks, art, music, and food trucks. Not to be missed! Registration and event details will be announced soon.

We have more exciting announcements coming in 2019, including creative ways to get people connected to plants and inspire the next generation of plant savers. Please stay tuned.

Thank you to our generous event sponsors!

Yellow Emperor  Herb Wise


Become a sponsor for these two Amazing Events in OREGON & OHIO. A perk of becoming a sponsor includes one-year Herbal Business Membership. Being an Herbal Business Member includes a listing on our website and in our annual Journal of Medicinal Plant Conservation.

  • Seedling $250 – Includes your logo on our website and program, plus one ticket to each event. This is ideal for small herbal companies that want to support UpS in celebrating its 25th.
  • Two Prong $500 – Includes your logo on our website and program, plus two tickets to each event. This is ideal for companies or organizations that would like to share information as well as support UpS’ 25th.
  • Three Prong $3000 – This level expresses a deeper commitment of support for our outreach efforts and the growth of our membership. This sponsorship includes your logo on our website and program materials, four tickets to each event, AND provides an opportunity to collaborate on three social media posts throughout 2019.
  • Four Prong $10, 000+ We understand that our supporters are both people with limited means as well as large herbal product companies whose success relies on an abundant and reliable supply of native medicinal plants. Collaboration on social media posts and outreach. We offer this option as a way for a company or individual to make an impact relative to your capacity to give.


You can use our DONATE button to pay sponsorship fees online

or send a check by mail to United Plant Savers, PO Box 147, Rutland, OH 45775.
Please email your preferred logo to office@unitedplantsavers.org